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Donor provides $100,000 matching fund for Light for Every Birth project

The personalized fundraising page for Valerie Maier, PWRDF’s Board Chair, shows she surpassed her fundraising goal!

May 28, 2021

By Janice Biehn

The future looks even brighter for moms and babies in Mozambique awaiting installation of a “solar suitcase” at rural health clinics. A generous donor has offered to match all donations to the Light for Every Birth project, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000. Funds donated between May 26 and September 30, 2021 will be eligible.

The Light for Every Birth Project offers opportunities for individuals or groups to fundraise. One such individual is Valerie Maier, chair of PWRDF’s Board of Directors. For her 70th birthday in April, Maier asked friends and family to donate to this exciting project.

Using PWRDF’s crowdfunding page, she set her sights high to raise enough funds to cover the cost of one unit – $5,800. Much to her surprise, she surpassed her goal, raising $5,900.

PWRDF’s new donor management software, DonorPerfect, allows us to create an overall fundraising page, and then individuals can customize their own personal page that “feeds” into the overall goal. Donors have the option to offer their well wishes on the crowdfunding page, or remain anonymous. A tax receipt will be emailed to your donors right away. Check out this handy infographic for instructions.

Thanks to our generous anonymous donor, your gift of solar power for new moms and babies in Mozambique will have double the impact.

Click here to give online today.

You may also donate over the phone by calling Donor Relations Officer Mike Ziemerink at 416-822-9083, or leave a voicemail toll-free at 1-866-308-7973 and we will return your call. Or, send a cheque with “Light for every birth” in the memo field to PWRDF, 80 Hayden St. Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 3G2.

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