Fund-a-Thon season is here! Traditionally, it is a powerful demonstration of mutual aid, as our community comes together to raise money for abortions in the DC area. This year’s Fund-a-Thon looks a bit different as we continue to face this unprecedented time together, but the essence of the event remains the same — an incredible moment of solidarity, when it is more critical than ever.
As we shared last week, abortion access has only gotten worse during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many facing even more financial barriers and obstacles than ever before. Many of our callers are struggling just as much today — if not more — as they were at the beginning of the pandemic, while the need is only growing and abortion funds around the country are scrambling to meet it.
For us, this has meant pushing out more funding than ever before and being there for our callers, no matter what the world throws at us. We pledged a quarter of a million dollars over just three months, which is half of our annual pledge budget. We can’t meet the need on our own, which is why we need you!
We need our community to come together in a big way and help us raise money for the thousands of people seeking abortion care in the DC area.
Ready to go, or still have questions? Join us for a Fund-a-Thon launch happy hour on Thursday, March 18, from 6-7 p.m. to kick off our fundraising efforts, hear more about the increase in funding needs we’re seeing, ask questions, and connect with other DCAF fundraisers. Sign up here for the happy hour, and we’ll send you details shortly before the event.
Even if fundraising for abortion isn’t something you’ve done before, you won’t be alone. We’ll provide resources, including sample emails you can send, and we’ll regularly provide you with tips, tricks, and support.
We hope you’ll join us!