Since 2012, RedBasket.org has been dedicated to helping individuals raise money for personal emergencies and community improvement projects in a fee-free environment. Graciously sponsored by WoodmenLife, we are able to offer a platform that allows qualified applicants to receive 100% of the money donated to their campaigns.

One way we help our fundraisers is with the Good Start Fund. Through the Good Start Fund, we seed each campaign published on our website with a $50 initial donation. We’ve found that people are more likely to contribute to campaigns they think will succeed, so giving this first donation gets fundraisers off on the right foot. Fundraisers are able to keep the Good Start Fund donation as long as they raise $200 in additional donations. The Good Start Fund relies on donations as well. The majority of the Good Start Fund donations come from designated giving days, like #GivingTuesday. On #GivingTuesday, we not only encourage donors to give to stories that touch their hearts, but also to the Good Start Fund to allow their dollars to go further.

This year, our goal on #GivingTuesday is to raise $2,250 for the Good Start Fund. This money will allow us to get 45 more fundraisers off to a great start! To learn more about the Good Start Fund or make a tax-deductible donation, please visit redbasket.org/good-start.

About RedBasket.org: RedBasket.org, founded in 2012, is a web-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, dedicated to helping individuals raise money for personal emergencies and community improvement projects in a fee-free environment. RedBasket.org is fully supported by WoodmenLife which covers RedBasket.org's administrative costs in their entirety so 100% of donations are directly passed through to the cause. To learn more, visit RedBasket.org. About WoodmenLife: WoodmenLife was founded in 1890 as a not for profit. The organization gives back to its nearly 700,000 customers, who join together in a commitment to family, community and country. With a legacy of financial stability, WoodmenLife offers quality life insurance and retirement products. To learn more about WoodmenLife, visit woodmenlife.org.