The Child Advocacy Program (CAP) has announced plans to participate in Spring It On, a 24-hour on-line fundraising event designed to raise awareness and funds for not-for profit organizations throughout Western New York with a unique one-day focus. CAP will focus efforts on raising funds to support child-focused prevention and intervention services related to allegations of physical and/or sexual abuse. Spring It On will be held on the first day of spring, March 20 from 8 AM until 8 AM on March 21.
Spring It On was held for the first time in 2013 and raised more than $76,000 for 182 organizations in Erie and Niagara Counties. The event seeks to mobilize citizens for one day of giving to strengthen and support our community. Individuals can make a one-time, secure, online donation to the local not-for-profit agency of their choice through a specially designed website at www.springiton.org. The event was created and is powered by the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
CAP plans to encourage supporters to contribute during Spring It On through social media messaging, website communication and traditional marketing initiatives.
CAP is one of more than 120 organizations who have signed on so far to participate this year. Spring It On is modeled on similar events held in other cities across the country including Rochester’s successful ROC The Day event.
Spring It On updates will be posted between now and March 21 on CAP’s social media accounts and also posted on United Way of Buffalo and Erie County’s Facebook page and Twitter account via #SpringItOn2014. For more information, visit www.capjustice.org or www.springiton.org.
CAP is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending child abuse in Chautauqua County. When abuse does occur, CAP coordinates a community response to bring healing, hope and justice to children and families. CAP is a United Way Agency.