A Whole New Way to Give and Participate in Social Good!By Buzzbnk, PRNE
Sunday, March 20, 2011
LONDON, March 21, 2011 - Buzzbnk, the social venture crowd-funding platform, has today extended
its fund-raising options by launching its first gift vouchers for social
The gift vouchers and certificates - available from GBP5 - offer another
model to fund and support social enterprise, targeting a range of projects
large and small.
Funders can now use gift certificates to support projects from ColaLife,
an organisation pioneering medicine distribution in Africa using empty space
in cola crates (www.buzzbnk.org/colalife ), to 'Save the Big Lemon', a
campaign to preserve Brighton based environmentally-friendly bus services,
powered by 100% recycled cooking oil.(www.buzzbnk.org/savethebiglemon)
The gift voucher initiative coincides with Buzzbnk achieving its first
delivery milestone, reaching the funding target for a mushroom-cultivation
scheme in India. 'Mushroom growing to get people out of poverty' -
Under the scheme, funders have enabled Indian women to earn money and
feed their families from mushroom-growing. Besides aiming to increase
people's income and health, the crowd backing this project also creates
something that is replicable and sustainable.
Such projects demonstrate how Buzzbnk makes a difference in the social
Buzzbnk is available to discuss these initiatives and others at the
Contact Oana Neumayer, Interim CEO on +44(0)20-7396-3562 or
+44(0)775772-9622 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
Theresa Burton, Buzzbnk co-founder and Chief Executive, is available for
comment or interview on email@example.com
Buzzbank is a trade mark of SellAVenture LLP, a limited liability
partnership incorporated in England and Wales, registration number OC351199,
an initiative of the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action (CIVA), Reg.
Charity No. 1122095.
Contact Oana Neumayer, Interim CEO on +44(0)20-7396-3562 or +44(0)775772-9622 or e-mail oana at buzzbnk.org. Theresa Burton, Buzzbnk co-founder and Chief Executive, is available for comment or interview on theresa at buzzbnk.org
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