- November 2020 / Announcements
‘A More Balanced World’ Launches 2020 Holiday Fundraising Drive
Today ‘A More Balanced World’ (AMBW) launched its 2020 Holiday Fundraising Drive with the goal of raising $50,000 by December 31, 2020. This year’s fundraising event is especially important to the organization, as the COVID-19 pandemic has limited in-person fundraising activities and increased the financial support of its students who now require distant-learning tools.
Since its inception, the majority of the organization’s revenue has come from individual donors who participated in fundraising events. Every year, ‘A More Balanced World’ has held multiple in-person fundraising events, which generated a respectable portion of its annual revenue. The in-person events were supplemented with an online fundraising drive during the Holidays each year to allow a larger group of donors to participate in the fundraising. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions posed on group gatherings, the revenue from in-person events has vanished.
Additionally, COVID-19 has placed a tremendous burden on many of AMBW’s supported students, who have been forced to cope with the effects of an unprecedented economic downturn and the challenges of remote learning. The organization is committed to helping each of its students thrive during these trying times by helping them with the cost of remote learning tools and general living expenses.
“This year’s Holiday Fundraising Drive is especially important due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our organization and the lives of the students we support.”, said Mandy Fazeli, Founder and President of ‘A More Balanced World.’ “Each year, AMBW hosted several fundraising events, such as our annual cricket tournament and Diwali celebration, that had to be cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.”, she added.