Before checking out for the weekend, we like to spend each Friday highlighting one charitable crowdfunding campaign that enables our krowd to do some good in the world. Sometimes these crowdfundraisers include a drawing for an incredible reward or experience (such as today’s), while others just reward you with the satisfaction of knowing that you helped someone in need. If you come across any righteous campaigns, please let us know and we may feature it next Friday.
While the characters from FX’s critically acclaimed drama Sons of Anarchy may cause nothing but pain and pandemoinum in the fictional town of Charming, California, the actors that portray them are anything but immoral outlaws. That’s why they have teamed up with Omaze to put together an awesome campaign benefitting One Heart Source and A Very Special Place.
Yes, normally crowdfundraisers benefit just one cause or charity, but since the SAMCRO has caused so much mayhem over the last six seasons, they thought it wise to double up on their good deeds. By contributing to their campaign on Omaze.com, you will be helping out two great organizations. The campaign page says the following about each non-profit:
- One Heart Source (OHS) is a non-profit organization designed to empower young people through education, and to provide high quality education and care for vulnerable children in Tanzania and South Africa. Founded in 2008 with the establishment of a sustainable home for orphaned or abandoned children in Tanzania, OHS has since expanded to include education programs aimed at breaking the cycle of vulnerability and injustice. These programs, staffed entirely by volunteers from around the world, are designed to empower youth in Tanzania and South Africa through education.
- A Very Special Place, Inc. was established in 1974 as a not-for-profit corporation to provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today more than 1,100 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities utilize the array of programs and services offered at A Very Special Place, Inc. Most of the individuals who participate in our services reside on Staten Island, a borough of New York City.
Crowdfundraisers often partner with famous celebrities to offer some amazing memorabilia for fans and this one is no different. With the Sons set to ride off into the sunset after this season, many SOA fans will want to take advantage of the opportunity to get their hands on a signed vest, helmet, or “Welcome to Charming” sign.
However, Omaze, much like many other cause based crowdfunding sites, set up their fundraising campaigns to include an entry into a once in a lifetime grand prize for one lucky funder and this is where SOA die hards will get truly excited. One lucky winner and their soon-to-be-forever-indebted friend will be flown out to Los Angeles and ride up to the red carpet premiere of Sons of Anarchy’s Season 7 premier in true SAMCRO style: on a Harley of course. After the premiere, they will join the Sons of Anarchy cast and crew for a “toast to the end of the road.” Interested?