A New Way to Support: Planet Fundraiser

13164366_1941638256062501_3497191143963527260_nRonald McDonald House Charities of Alabama is excited to announce a new way to fundraise and support keeping families close! We have joined up with Planet Fundraiser, a free mobile app that makes your everyday shopping trip turn into an easy way to fundraise!

What do you have to do to help out?? Not much. Download the Planet Fundraiser app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play and get started. When the app is installed on your mobile device, you will be prompted to select a CAMPAIGN and a GROUP. Select “Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama” from both lists. After this step is complete, you will see a list of merchants near you! When you shop at any of these local stores, save your receipt and submit a picture of it — that’s it! It’s that easy!!

Each merchant shows what percentage they donate back to the charity you selected to fundraise during the registration process.  There are new merchants being added all the time, but right now, you can shop at Piggly Wiggly, Mountain High Outfitters, BamaWise, Complete Cleaners and many others.

1We spoke with Planet Fundraiser, asking about what inspired them to create this platform. Drew Honeycutt, COO told us, “We recognized the traditional means of fundraising was limited and fatigued. The beauty of Planet Fundraiser is now EVERYONE can give by making everyday purchases like going to the grocery store or out to eat for dinner. Fundraising groups are now able to attract donations from people who otherwise could not give out of pocket.”

RMHCA is so excited about this partnership and cannot wait to see what your “everyday purchases” can raise!

*Please refer to Planet Fundraiser for full details and percentage from each merchant.