Nonprofit uses Times Square billboard for 9/11 charity fundraising
For people who donate $25 or more, Charity Share Times Square will place a photo of the donor with a sign reading "I Haven't Forgotten" on the iconic Times Square billboard
By News Staff
NEW YORK — A nonprofit organization is raising money for 9/11 first responders by placing the donor's picture on the Times Square billboard.
Charity Share Times Square is using a unique way to raise money for 9/11 first responder programs. After donating $25, the organization will place a photo of the donor with a sign reading "I Haven't Forgotten" on the iconic Times Square billboard.
Donors are asked to submit photos with the sign, and they can also post a picture of someone they knew that was affected by the events of 9/11 or a hero in their own life they want to honor.
Those who donate and have their image show will receive a picture of their photo displayed live on the billboard. The images will be shared over social media using the hashtags #neverforget and #IHaventForgotten.
"This is one of the coolest fundraising campaigns we've ever been a part of," organizer Andrew Marionakis said in a press release. "This campaign is an incredible grassroots effort to let everyday citizens do their part to contribute to the ongoing struggles that these heroes are still facing 18 years later.”
Marionakis hopes the campaign will exceed the original goal of 10,000 individual donors.
“The money, awareness and support we will be able to generate from this will truly make an impact in a lot of first responders' lives,” he said.
For more information, visit: www.charitysharetimessquare.org/sep11