Addison Faith Bender was the light of her parents’ eyes. Just before Addi’s second birthday, she lost her battle with pediatric brain cancer. In honor of their daughter, Amber and Tony Bender launched Addi’s Faith Foundation (AFF) to raise money for pediatric brain cancer research and to help families with children battling cancer.
To further raise money for AFF, Amber became involved with fundraising through viaONEHOPE. Through viaONEHOPE, Cause Entrepreneur ONEHOPE (CEO) Amber and others can host wine parties where a percentage of the sales benefit AFF.
“Someone had a party for Addi’s Faith Foundation and contacted us about donating to our cause,” Amber said. “When I went to the first fundraiser, I saw how much fun they were and how it benefited our foundation as well as other charities. I love wine and I love giving back so it was a perfect fit.”
Through ONEHOPE, each wine varietal has a charity or cause the proceeds benefit. When someone hosts a wine party through the company, they can also choose a secondary charity to benefit. Anyone can host a tasting via ONEHOPE and select the nonprofit organization of their choice who will receive 15 percent of the profits.
“This is another great opportunity for me to share our story in an intimate setting and raise money for our cause,” Amber said. “We encourage anyone interested in hosting a wine party through ONEHOPE to join us in our efforts to taste great wine while giving back to great nonprofit organizations.”
To date, AFF has given a total of $275,000 for families caring for a child with cancer and has committed $1.5 million to MD Anderson Cancer Center specifically for pediatric brain tumor research. Additionally, through Amber’s role as a viaONEHOPE CEO she is able to make direct donations to AFF while sharing the mission of her nonprofit with others in her community and beyond.
For more information visit onehopewine.com.
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