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Razoo Launches Charitable Crowdfunding Campaign for Veterans Day

#DayForTheBrave will benefit hundreds of veteran-focused nonprofits across America, giving back to those who have given so much to our nation.



SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Razoo, the leading crowdfunding platform for charitable giving, today announced the launch of a new movement to give back to those who have given so much for the United States: our nation's 22 million veterans. On Veterans Day, November 11, Razoo will host #DayForTheBrave, the nation's first online Giving Event to exclusively raise funds and awareness for charities serving the needs of veterans, servicemembers, and their families.

Hosted at DayForTheBrave.org, the campaign will provide a digital platform for hundreds of the nation's leading veteran-focused nonprofits to engage donors and compete for prizes. #DayForTheBrave is an opportunity for America to rally around veterans beyond giving thanks on Veterans Day, by supporting the very organizations that are committed to their care.

"We're hugely inspired by the work our nonprofit partners on Razoo are doing every day," said Tom Matthews, CEO. "For those organizations serving veterans in particular, there's a universal respect for their efforts and the people they serve. We wanted to energize that spirit, and honor these dedicated men and women who advance these organizations' missions. Leveraging our industry-leading Giving Event platform to host #DayForTheBrave is our way of giving back and supporting our veterans."

During the #DayForTheBrave event, participating organizations will not only fundraise from the public, but also compete for major prizes based on their crowdfunding success throughout the day. The Razoo Foundation has seeded $25,000 in grants to the #DayForTheBrave prize pool, which will continue to grow as additional corporations and foundations join the movement as key partners. Together with individual donors, these partnerships will contribute to even greater impact for the veteran community.

"All businesses know how critical the missions of organizations working to empower veterans are," said Matthews. "We hope that this donation by the Razoo Foundation serves to inspire other companies to sponsor #DayForTheBrave so that we can amplify the impact of Americans' individual giving on Veterans Day."

Learn more about #DayForTheBrave by visiting DayForTheBrave.org. Join the social media conversation about this campaign by following @DayForTheBrave on Twitter, Day For The Brave on Facebook, and by using the official #DayForTheBrave social media hashtag.

About Razoo

Razoo is crowdfunding that matters, powering small acts of giving that together change the world. Since 2006, individuals and groups have used Razoo.com to create more than 150,000 fundraising websites and donate over $450 million to the causes that matter to them. Razoo is the industry innovator of online Giving Events – fundraising competitions that build a spirit of generosity in entire communities, from small towns to worldwide networks. Nonprofits use Razoo to acquire new supporters while empowering their networks to build online fundraising capacity. Razoo has offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. and is seed funded by the Legatum Group. See how we're creating a new generation of everyday philanthropists at razoo.com. Follow us on Twitter at @Razoo, and like us on Facebook at Razoo Giving.

CONTACT: FOR MORE INFORMATION MARGARET CLEVENGER (978) 833-3952 mclevenger@scoutcommsusa.comSource: Razoo