BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. Apr. 7, 2015 – Fans of the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida and Habitat for Humanity attending the April 4 spring training game at Hammond Stadium. The supporters raised $2,900 that was matched by the Women’s Foundation for a total PopUp™ Grant of $5,800.
“We were thrilled by the turnout and support that came inform generous donors to support Women Build. Our sponsors like Lee County Parks & Recreation and GCG Construction are essential for building awareness and maximizing the impact of PopUp™ events to benefit women and girls,” said Brenda Tate, president of The Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida. “PopUps™ are a great platform for philanthropy that engages the community in a really fun way.”
“Poverty housing is a severe threat to children’s health, growth and potential. Women Build galvanizes women to give a hand up to other women, by raising funds and then working to rehab existing homes. Volunteers learn new skills while enjoying the camaraderie of friends and new acquaintances. The $5,800 PopUp™ Grant will help provide homes for two families to build brighter futures,” said Habitat for Humanity President Kitty Green.
PopUps™, which stands for Philanthropy on Purpose Uniting People Spontaneously™, are fundraising events that are open to the public and hosted at a variety of Southwest Florida venues such as restaurants, businesses, and area attractions. PopUps™ raise funds for nonprofit organizations that directly benefit women and girls. PopUp™ grants and PopUp™ events supported by a group of young community leaders dedicated to furthering the mission of the Women’s Foundation and expanding the organization’s impact through more frequent grant-making in the community. PopUps™ will follow the Women’s Foundation’s proactive grant making approach of identifying organizations or programs reflecting the Women’s Foundation’s mission in Southwest Florida. PopUp™ crowd-funding parties can take place anytime and anywhere.