Ripple is teaming up with Madonna to help give children in Malawi a loving home.
For her 60th birthday, Madonna launched an online fundraiser to benefit her foundation, Raising Malawi. To support the worthy cause, Ripple is matching every dollar donated through August 31st. Madonna first made the announcement on Facebook. The social network is supporting the campaign by providing its charitable giving platform. Facebook will collect the funds on behalf of the pop star’s foundation without charging any processing fees.
“I have an unwavering commitment to providing vulnerable children with a loving home. For my birthday, I can think of no better gift than connecting my global family with this beautiful country and the children who need our help most. Every dollar raised will go directly to meals, schools, uniforms and healthcare. I want to come together with my friends, fans and supporters to change the lives of Malawian children and let them know they are nurtured, protected and loved. Through their generous commitment to this organization, Ripple will match each dollar donated to this campaign.” – Madonna
According to Facebook, 100% of every contribution will go “directly to Raising Malawi’s work at Home of Hope orphanage, located in a rural, high-need area of Malawi.”
The fundraiser brought in more than $15,000 in donations shortly after launch.
According to the International Monetary Fund, Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world with 50.7% of the population living below the poverty line and 25% living in extreme poverty.
Madonna founded Raising Malawi in 2006 to help orphans and vulnerable children find a loving family, as well as to provide healthcare, education and community development.
You can make a donation here.
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