In these challenging times, we find ourselves faced with an urgent and difficult decision. Fundraising for charities is becoming increasingly challenging - even as the need for our vital work grows. As a result, Indigo Volunteers, a charity dedicated to providing essential aid and support to displaced individuals along the European migration route, is struggling to stay operational. Today, we reach out to our incredible community to shed light on the circumstances that led us here and to rally support for our emergency fundraiser. Together, we can ensure a future for Indigo.
The Indispensable Work of Indigo Volunteers:
Indigo Volunteers has been at the forefront of supporting refugees, and since 2017 we have placed over 4,500 volunteers across 11 countries along the European migration route. These dedicated individuals have made an immeasurable impact, providing crucial aid, including food and shelter, to thousands of displaced people. Through their efforts, lives have been saved, hope has been restored, and the spirit of compassion has shone brightly.
The Struggle to Secure Funding:
NGOs worldwide face an uphill battle in securing the necessary funds to sustain their operations and fulfill their missions. Indigo Volunteers is no exception. The current funding landscape presents numerous obstacles that hinder our ability to continue our vital work. Economic uncertainties, shifting priorities of the media, and an under-resourced philanthropic landscape have made it increasingly challenging to secure the financial support needed to carry out our mission effectively.
Making the Difficult Decision:
In light of the financial constraints, Indigo Volunteers has made the difficult decision to temporarily pause our volunteer matching services for the next two months. This pause will allow us to urgently focus on fundraising efforts, ensuring that we will be alive and in a position to support refugees for the approaching winter—a period of heightened vulnerability for both refugees and our partner organisations. While this decision was not taken lightly, it is a necessary step to ensure the long-term sustainability of our operations and the impact we strive to achieve.
Join the Movement to Save Indigo:
At this critical juncture, we turn to you, our incredible community, for support. Indigo Volunteers have always relied on the passion and dedication of individuals like you, who believe in our cause and have witnessed the transformative power of our work. We are calling on you once again to rally together and contribute to our emergency fundraiser.
Donate to our emergency fundraiser - every penny you give means we’ll once again be able to get responsible volunteers where they are most needed.
Run a fundraiser for Indigo Volunteers - this could be a pub-trivia, a challenge event like running, or even a bake sale! See some tips to get you started here.
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Together, we can keep getting helpers to where they're needed most:
Our journey is far from over. With your support, we can ensure a brighter future for Indigo Volunteers and the lives we touch. Every penny you give will enable us to restart our operations, provide critical resources, and make a tangible difference in the lives of displaced individuals along the European migration route. Together, we can overcome the funding challenges that stand in our way and continue to be a beacon of hope and compassion for those in need.
Indigo Volunteers stands at a crucial crossroads, and our collective action will determine our path forward. As we navigate the difficult terrain of funding constraints, we implore you to join us in our emergency fundraiser. Your support will help secure our future and enable us to continue our utterly vital work. Together, we can make a lasting impact, provide aid to those who need it most, and ensure that the spirit of compassion and solidarity remains unwavering.
If you can donate, please help us stay operational.