One local nonprofit is taking advantage of South Carolina’s new legislation that allows charity raffles in order to launch a major fundraising initiative. Lowcountry AIDS Services has created the Red Ribbon Mega Raffle, and one lucky winner will get a first prize check for $20,000.
Here’s how it works:
- Purchase a ticket for $100 either online or by texting MEGARAFFLE to 41444.
- First prize will be a cash prize of $20,000. Second prize will be a cash prize of $10,000. There will be two third-prize winners of $5,000 each.
- Only 1,000 tickets will be sold.
- The prize drawing is scheduled for Friday, May 20.
Proceeds from the Red Ribbon Mega Raffle will support Lowcountry AIDS Services in its work helping people living with HIV/AIDS in the greater Charleston area as well as its community outreach, education and prevention programs.
On March 5, 2015, the South Carolina legislature ratified a constitutional amendment to allow certain nonprofit organizations to conduct raffles in the state of South Carolina.
“The ability to conduct a legal raffle in South Carolina has opened up an entirely new fundraising source for nonprofits,” said Bradley Childs, executive director of Lowcountry AIDS Services. “We are excited to be one of the first local nonprofits to conduct a raffle of this caliber. Raffles are a terrific revenue stream because they require little investment for the charity but have a big return. Those purchasing the tickets can feel good knowing the money is going directly to programs and services.”
For more information on the terms and conditions of the raffle, visit www.aids-services.com/raffle.
About Lowcountry AIDS Services
Lowcountry AIDS Services is nonprofit organization serving men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. LAS provides case management, access to medical care, housing assistance, financial assistance, nutritional assistance and legal assistance along with an array of other supportive services to hundreds in the Charleston area. LAS also works to prevent this epidemic through education, media campaigns, community outreach and free, daily HIV/STD testing. For more information, visit aids-services.com.