Monday, January 30, 2012

What can a family do with $2550?

As most people do at the end of the year, A Giving Spirit Foundation took stock of what we accomplished in 2011 and decided we had a very good year.   Many deserving families in the greater Charlotte, NC area received grants that, in their words, changed their lives.   Thanks to  the unending support of many loyal donors, A Giving Spirit gave out $22,938 in grants and $1500 to research organizations searching for a cure for ALS.  The average grant awarded was almost $2550.00.

A Giving Spirit Foundation needs to thank our loyal supporters without whom we'd be nowhere.  Even though we did not have our annual event in 2011 - this event raises the majority of our funds for the year - we were still able to make a difference in many women's lives.  They appreciate you and we appreciate you.

We have big plans for 2012 and we're working hard to find new ways to fundraise so we can increase the number of families we can support.    If you'd like to support us financially, please donate by credit card through our secure website (PayPal) or mail a check to us at the address to the right.  

Or, if you'd like to make sure someone is working hard to earn your money, head over to our CrowdRise page and see what some of our supporters are doing to raise money on our behalf.  You can donate through CrowdRise safely and securely too (  And if you'd like to raise money on our behalf, please try out CrowdRise - it's easy, safe, and pretty cool.

And, if you're interested in donating your time to help at one of our upcoming events, please email

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Join the Crowd

Have you heard of CrowdRise? It's a cool new platform that allows anyone to raise money for another organization - doing whatever it is they want to do. AGSF isn't picky - if you want to knit the longest scarf and get donations for each foot you knit, go ahead. Or maybe you want to enter yourself in a hot dog eating contest and have your friends donate $100 per hotdog. Or just put a plea out to your friends and family and challenge them to give money to a worthy cause.

Anyway, the point is, if you're doing something that you think you can turn into a fundraiser and raise $10 or $1000 or $10,000 (and anything in between) to help A Giving Spirit Foundation then consider using CrowdRise as an easy way to spread the word and take online donations.

It's easy to start and easy to receive donations. Just create a project on the AGSF Charity Profile page and start spreading the word!

If you'd like to raise money toward a specific grant request, let us know and we'll talk about some of the deserving families we've received grant requests for and how you can help fulfill the grant.