AutoLotto wants to support Christopher’s Haven. They are raising money on omaze. Recently I caught up with Matt Clemenson to learn more about the effort; here’s what he told me:
What is the social benefit you hope to achieve with or through your crowdfunding campaign?
Boston-based Christopher’s Haven is working with philanthropic platform Omaze on a campaign offering donors the chance to win an adventure with Captain America (Chris Evans) starting at just $10. The winning donor will be flown out to Boston with 3 guests to complete an Escape Room challenge with Chris Evans.
Christopher’s Haven operates a supportive community consisting of nine temporary apartments and a community recreation area for families of children being treated for cancer in nearby Boston hospitals. Over 300 families to date have stayed in the fully-furnished and equipped apartments located across the street from Massachusetts General Hospital. The Loft is utilized to provide programming for children undergoing outpatient treatment, as well as their siblings and parents. Activities coordinated primarily by volunteers, include massage therapy, pet therapy, arts & crafts, movie nights, birthday and holiday parties, bell-ringing ceremonies, outings to sporting events and excursions to local attractions.
How much money are you hoping to raise and why? How much have you raised so far?
As much as possible! The more we can assist childhood cancer patients and their families, the better. The campaign ends on January 20, 2017.
Whom are you trying to help with your project and why?
Christopher’s Haven and, in doing so, childhood cancer patients and their families.
What rewards, if any, are you offering to your supporters?
The winner (+3 friends) are flown out to Boston and put up in a 4-star hotel. They complete an Escape Room challenge with Chris Evans as Captain America plus a burgers and beer dinner.
Donors get various perks depending on the level of their donation. For example, donors who give $1,500 get an autographed copy of Captain America: Civil War DVD signed by Chris Evans. Donors who give $2,500 earned an outgoing voicemail message from Chris Evans.
Check out the campaign.