Semper K9 Assistance Dogs Joins Newman’s Own Foundation $500K Holiday Challenge

Help Semper K9 win $150,000 by donating to its CrowdRise campaign

Quantico, VA – Semper K9 Assistance Dogs has been selected to join the Newman’s Own Foundation

ion $500k Holiday Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge is a friendly fundraising campaign for eligible US-based 501(c)3 charities. Participating organizations will compete for $500k in prize money. Semper K9  has joined the challenge on CrowdRise to raise money to support their Service Dogs for Veterans program, which pairs custom-trained service dogs with wounded service members at no cost.

Since 2015, Semper K9 has provided service dogs to 12 service members, assisted 16 service dog teams with life-saving service dog training and has over 100 active volunteers assisting with programs. “We are honored to be chosen by the Newman’s Own Foundation to participate and have a larger platform to share our mission,” said Christopher Baity, Semper K9’s founder and executive director.

The Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge launches on CrowdRise on November 21, 2017 at 12pm ET and runs through January 3, 2018 at 1:59:59pm ET. There are 10 grand prizes up for grabs with the team that raises the most online winning $150,000 and 10th place winning $2,500. On #GivingTuesday an additional $85,000 will be awarded to the top 3 charities. Plus, weekly Bonus Challenges enable charities to win up to another $115,000.

CrowdRise Challenges are innovative fundraising competitions for charitable organizations designed to build capacity, create massive engagement and leverage, and use the power of the crowd to provide new meaningful funding streams for organizations in every sector.

To help Semper K9win the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge head to crowdrise.com/Semper-K9-Assistance-Dogs.

About Semper K9 Assistance Dogs: Semper K9 Assistance Dogs is a combat veteran founded and operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides assistance dogs for wounded, critically ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Christopher Baity, Semper K9’s Executive Director, is an OEF/OIF combat veteran Marine Corps dog trainer and kennel master with three combat deployments, one civilian deployment and two additional overseas deployments with military working dogs. To learn more about Semper K9 at www.SemperK9.org and follow them on social media: @SemperK9.

About Newman’s Own Foundation
Newman’s Own Foundation is celebrating 35 years of giving and $500 million to thousands of charities, helping millions of people. As Paul Newman would say, “giving back is just the right thing to do.”

Newman’s Own Foundation was founded by the late actor Paul Newman to continue his philanthropic legacy and help make the world a better place. The Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own food and beverage products into charitable donations. For more information, visit www.newmansownfoundation.org.

About CrowdRise
CrowdRise is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. Used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world, CrowdRise enables people to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd to support positive social missions and create massive impact.

Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to date. For more information visit www.CrowdRise.com. In January 2017, CrowdRise merged with GoFundMe to offer both people and organizations the best fundraising tools for any cause they care passionately about.

 

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