Happy Birthday R.O.C.K.

Happy Birthday R.O.C.K.
By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator

Scrolling down R.O.C.K.’s Facebook page one day I noticed a new category amongst the familiar headings. Fundraisers: Facebook’s new tool that allowed Cameron Turner, a R.O.C.K volunteer, to raise $1,141 for R.O.C.K.!

Depending on when your birthday is, you may have already seen this prompt popping up on your notifications feed. Facebook asks you, or actually encourages you, to do a little good for your special occasion by creating a fundraiser for your favorite charity. When Cameron described the process to me, he told me it was a no brainer. After Cameron’s experience volunteering at R.O.C.K.’s Lil’ Kids Camp this summer, he knew he would be asking his friends to support a worthy cause. The online fundraising campaign was easy to set up, and it made so much more sense than getting unnecessary presents or having people buy him a drink for his birthday.

This has made an amazing impact for R.O.C.K. With $1,000 we are able to send 10 kids to Lil’ Kids Camp or send 50 kids on an outdoor adventure. The impact is huge while the effort is tiny.

So, for our 23rd birthday we are asking you, to make a birthday fundraising page for us. Yes, R.O.C.K. has a birthday too, and yes we like presents! We have been supporting the youth of Visitacion Valley for 23 years and the impact we create at R.O.C.K. is living on in every smiling child, laughing teenager, and successful adult that passes through our programs. Do you believe in our organization, and the difference we are making for our children? If you are up to the challenge and think you can leverage your network to make a huge difference, follow these quick and easy steps to create a fundraiser for our 23rd anniversary: https://www.facebook.com/help/1409509059114623

Contact Sarah@rocksf.org for a Happy Birthday R.O.C.K. campaign banner, pre-made posts, a R.O.C.K. fact sheet, and other treats that are sure to attract donors and make raising money as easy as eating cake, birthday cake that is.  Or if you are not on Facebook but still think we are awesome and worthy of some birthday fundraising, we have other online fundraising platforms that we would be happy to share. Just send me a message and I can support you through creating a page with us.

We know that without supporters like you, we never could have made it to 23. R.O.C.K. is so grateful for our community that keeps showing up, pitching in, and making the good work we do at R.O.C.K. possible. Thank you, and happy birthday R.O.C.K.!