😕 What is Fund-a-Thon? Great question! Fund-a-Thon is a national campaign coordinated by the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) to raise money for abortion access that culminates in a celebration at the end of April. It started out as Bowl-a-Thon eleven years ago but as abortion funds across the country came up with their own unique local style (trivia, karaoke, dancing, etc.) to fundraise, NNAF decided to refocus the branding to highlight these local twists. This is Lilith Fund’s eleventh year participating in Fund-a-Thon.
📅 When is Fund-a-Thon? Fund-a-Thon starts March 1 and runs through April 30. That means you have until the end of April to create or join a team to fundraise OR give to a team to support Fund-a-Thon. We’ll also have a virtual celebration to celebrate our teams and all we’ve raised for abortion access in Texas. Stay tuned for more information!
🎉 When is the party? Our virtual celebration is taking place Thursday, April 29th from 6-7 PM CST. We’ll be playing Drag Loteria, hosted by Los Mentirosos Drag Kings of San Antonio. If you are a Fund-a-Thon participant or a Fund-a-Thon donor, you can join the celebration at no additional charge. RSVP HERE.
🤔 Why should I fundraise for abortion access? Lilith Fund heard from more than 6,000 callers in need of abortion funding in 2020. The pandemic has only made things more difficult because we know those who are hit hardest by the barriers to abortion access will also be hit hardest by the physical and financial fallout of COVID-19. We’re only able to provide financial assistance to roughly one-fourth of our callers, but with your support, we’ll be able to offer funding to more people and make an even greater impact in our communities.
👑 What do team captains do? Team captains lead the charge. They recruit up to 5 teammates and create a team page. Team captains rally their friends and encourage them to meet their personal fundraising goals; each teammate commits to raising at least $100. Captains will be the primary contact for the event for their team. We’re committed to making it easy for you—we have an arsenal of tools to help you fundraise creatively and recruit people to join your team!
👉🏾 *** Be sure you create both a team page and a personal page. *** You can create a team by clicking the ‘Become a Fundraiser’ button on the main page. After you create a team, select ‘Join this Team’ to create your personal fundraising page. Don’t be afraid to get creative — come up with a theme, be silly, be bold. Whatever it takes to make your page shine!
☄️What if I’d rather join an existing team? Contact our Development Director, Blanca, at [email protected] and she can connect you with teams looking for members. This is an opportunity to meet people in your city committed to reproductive justice and abortion access, to build community, and join a larger movement.
💰 What’s the best way to fundraise? There are many ways to raise money throughout Fund-a-Thon.
🐣 I still have questions. Where can I find answers? Contact our Development Director, Blanca, at [email protected] for help! She’ll get an answer to you and point you to the right resources.