Every month, the Foundation of Blue Ridge Orthopaedics
organizes a crowdfunding campaign for a deserving charity by pooling Casual Friday donations from participating local businesses and organizations. Together, we can give the chosen charity a meaningful monetary boost.
January’s charity is the Sweet Julia Grace Foundation
, a non-profit based in nearby Bristow, VA, which strives to “fill in the gaps” that other services are unable to fill for families with children who are seriously ill, have special needs or who are going through a medical crisis:
Ramps, room makeovers, and other home modifications
Dream trips and “bucket list” wishes
PICU Parent Survival Kits
Gifts and special support for siblings
Help with day-to-day expenses
iPads for comfort, connectivity, and educational assistance
What is crowdfunding?
It’s the practice of raising small amounts of money from a large number of people for a specific cause.
How does Casual for a Cause work? We simply set up an online donation page where Casual Friday contributions are collected throughout the month from participating businesses and organizations. The funds are then distributed in one lump payment on the last Friday of the month to the chosen charity. In some cases, we provide a link directly to the charity’s donation page.
How can my business or organization participate? We suggest continuing to collect Casual Friday donations from your staff (typically $3 to $5 per employee) and making a single monthly donation on behalf your business using the donation link above.