Help raise awareness of SUDC and support the mission of the SUDC Foundation by creating a Facebook fundraiser.

Creating a Facebook fundraiser could not be easier. Share it with friends and reach your goal. The SUDC Foundation receives donations directly from Facebook.

How to Create Your Own Facebook Fundraiser

1. Visit the SUDC Foundation's Facebook Page here
2. Scroll down to the "Fundraiser" section and click “Create.”
3. Enter your goal and a date you would like your fundraiser to end.
4. Give your fundraiser a name and add to the template text why you are raising money. Share your personal connection and experience with the SUDC Foundation and why awareness of SUDC is important to you. Some suggestions on text you could add to personalize are listed below. Please incorporate what you think is most meaningful. 
5. Select a cover photo. If you have lost a loved one to SUDC, consider uploading his or her picture.
6. Click "Create."  
7. Encourage family and friends to share your Facebook fundraiser. 

Sample Text Ideas for your Facebook Fundraiser

  • This year for SUDC Awareness Month, I am hosting a Facebook fundraiser to support the mission of the SUDC Foundation.
  • I am raising funds for the SUDC Foundation in memory of my child (name) please join me today to give hope to families shattered by SUDC.
  • Your donation will directly help families like ours by helping the SUDC Foundation achieve its mission to promote awareness, advocate for research and support those affected by SUDC.

Others points to help you personalize:

  • The SUDC Foundation supports over 1000 families in 18 countries and cultivates a community of support for bereaved families so no one grieves alone.
  • The SUDC Foundation supports efforts, including legislative, to ensure comprehensive and standardized death investigations and thorough data collection to improve our understanding of SUDC. We also advocate for fair and appropriate treatment of families.
  • The SUDC Foundation helps families navigate the difficult and confusing investigation into their child’s death and assists in accessing research and DNA services which could lead to answers on what may have happened to their child.
  • The SUDC Foundation provides grants for research that will further our understanding of the causes and ways to prevent SUDC.
  • The SUDC Foundation provides resources to help medical examiners, coroners, pediatricians and other doctors care for and communicate with families experiencing the sudden, unexpected and unexplained loss of a child.
  • SUDC is the fifth leading category of death in children ages one to four, yet SUDC receives no public funding.
  • The SUDC Foundation provides all services at no cost to the people we serve. These services are made possible by valued supporters like you.
How the Foundation Receives Donations from Facebook
After a donor makes a donation to Facebook using their platform, they will receive an email confirmation to the primary email listed on their Facebook account.
The email receipt includes language for the donor indicating that they made their donation as a charitable contribution and that they are not receiving any goods or services in return. As tax laws vary by state and by country, donors are asked to consult a tax professional regarding the deductibility of their donation.
Facebook processes donations they receive biweekly and then send the SUDC Foundation payment.
For donors who may have misplaced their tax receipt, they can request them directly from Facebook using the link here.