Photo fundraising is being used by events nationwide
For Release 9 a.m. PST, April 10, 2015
IRVINE, CA—Mobilize Solutions – Thousands of dollars are being raised for charity, and here’s the key – photo fundraising. GoldCamera (www.GoldCamera.com) is an app that allows users to create a customized branded photo, share it on social media, and receive instant rewards for their post. The app is created by Mobilize Solutions, an Irvine based company. Currently, GoldCamera is promoting photo fundraising, a means for charities to promote and raise awareness through social media posts.
GoldCamera partnered with Charity events such as the Boise State Dance Marathon, Derby Days, and St. Baldrick’s. The Boise State Dance Marathon was a 24-hour dance event, whose proceeds went to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an international non-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals and medical research. Using GoldCamera, the Boise dance marathon increased the amount raised last year in 2014 by 52%, with $66, 217 being raised in total. The President of Associated Students at Boise State University, Bryan Vlok, stated “ There is power and trust behind endorsements from friends and family…everyone had fun broadcasting photos for a worthy cause, which helped more than double what we raised last year.”
The Derby Days, a 7-day challenge to raise money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), successfully used photo fundraising. Sigma Chi Chapters throughout the United States participated in the challenge, raising a grand total of $14,000. This was a 20% increase from the previous year. Sigma Chi designated GoldCamera as the official photography app of The Derby Days Challenge. Member Connor Jones said the app “helped grow awareness, social engagement, and target website traffic”. GoldCamera will be used next year at the Derby Days Challenge to once again promote social media awareness.
St. Baldrick’s, a volunteer–driven charity that helps fund research dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer, also partnered with GoldCamera for a charity event held in Chicago, IL at the R. Public House. The event was the 4th Annual Team Sean Kelly Head Shaving Event For Kids Battling Cancer and was held on March 22nd, 2015. With the help of photo fundraising, $42,000 was raised for childhood cancer research.
“Photo fundraising is a way to utilize social media to create awareness and raise money for charities, while allowing the user to keep a photo souvenir”, stated Mobilize Solutions CEO Aaron Horvath. Visit www.GoldCamera.com to read more about photo fundraising at charity events.
About Mobilize Solutions, Inc. Mobilize Solutions is a full service mobile app development and marketing agency. The company specializes in developing innovative solutions backed with unique intellectual property. The GoldCamera patent pending platform uses geo-location to allow businesses to engage customers to generate branded photos that can be shared via social media for rewards.