New Special Things Coming! - Aug. 2022 Update
Sec. 1 - Intro
Hey everyone and welcome to HELP’s official blog page!
My name is Antonio Mateo Garcia, I am the founder and executive director of HELP (by AMG, I am the “AMG”) and I will be one of the main contributors to this blog page from now on, I plan on trying something new with our organization’s blog… There have been a few obstacles and unforeseen situations that have caused us not to be as active as we wish to be online as well as on our various social media platforms but things are about to change! We are going to make sure we have at least 2 blog posts a month and each post for the most part will have the same format. Instead of the blog posts being about one set topic at a time, they will now be about any and all new information about our organization to date.
Sec. 2 - Organization Updates
A few things have happened in the past few months, and I will update you on all of them.
1- We started a special round of Packs for K-12 students that are currently suffering from homelessness or poverty and called this project “Packs 2 School”. For this round of Packs, we partnered with the McCormack Pilot School located in Dorchester, MA.
We were able to build 26 full backpacks, there were some extra supplies left over so we decided to donate the rest to my personal local community in Chelsea at the City of Joy festival that took place on August 28th.. We will be concluding the project at the beginning of September.
We received some great donations and support from the community, we are so grateful! We will give a full project update around mid-September when everything has been fully concluded.
2- HELP now has an official merch store (link below)! Our vendor is a company called Bonfire and they work with and are trusted by thousands of nonprofit organizations as well as individuals who are looking to raise funds for community projects and programs. Their vision is to strengthen communities that inspire a kinder world. Its mission is to deliver a trusted commerce experience where custom products empower giving. Founded in 2012, Bonfire began as an easy solution for communities to fundraise online with t-shirts. They have helped thousands of individuals, groups, and nonprofits raise money for the causes they care about. Now, they have expanded their services to anyone looking to print or sell apparel, totes, hats, mugs, and more. Currently, we only have the designs shown below which are just different versions of our logo but we plan to have other designs that follow our organization’s beliefs and the causes we proudly support.
Official Merch Store Link: https://www.bonfire.com/store/help-by-amg-official-merch/
3- We also have a more formal donation platform that would be the best method of making any future donations. It would be the most beneficial way for us to receive donations since it cuts out the extra fees for us so that we get your full contribution. BetterWorld was designed
to ensure nonprofits are never constrained by their budgets in the pursuit of doing good. They support your nonprofit with beautiful, simple, and effective online fundraising tools that are always completely free for nonprofits. BetterWorld is a social impact venture built to support the nonprofits, individuals, and businesses that serve their communities.
Donation Link: https://helpbyamg.betterworld.org/donate
4- Here are some details about the organization that may be needed for identification reasons in any sense:
Full Legal Name: HELP by AMG Corp.
AKA: HELP by AMG or HELP
Best Contact Method: Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
5- We are currently looking to build a team of volunteers for a variety of different tasks and projects within or for the organization. We would contact everyone at least a week before each volunteer opportunity. If you are interested in helping us out anytime, go ahead and register for our contact list and we will confirm any further details within 2-3 business days.
Sec. 3 - Special Giveaway
For the first time ever, we are doing a special giveaway where 100% of the proceeds will go right back into the organization to help fund future community projects like Nourishly, in which we make hot healthy meals for those suffering from homelessness; or even help fund our next round of Packs, in which we create and distribute care packages in the form of backpacks. We will be announcing our next round of Packs and its target audience. In the past, we have focused on women veterans as well as our most recent round for K-12 students for the back-to-school season, before that we had a general public/community focus.
For every $5 donation, you will receive one entry (ticket).
The drawing will take place on October 15th and will be recorded live that can be watched via our Instagram story.
There will be three individual random drawings taken from one single source; the first drawing will be third place and we will work our way up from there.
1st - 40” Hisense Roku Smart TV
2nd - 32” Sharp LED TV
3rd - Special Morning/Breakfast Gift Basket