Fund Raising Department of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society aims at generating funds through different programs and proper utilization of internal resources. The department also strives to seek donors and involve them in society’s humanitarian activities. Apart from this, it motivates the Units of BDRCS to generate local fund and help to organize local donor’s meeting. In 2017, different units organized donor’s meeting and collected cash, kind and tangible & intangible properties worth about tk. three cores.
The fundraising department collects money on regular basis through some usual activities like sale of souvenirs such as piece plate, coffee mug, cup-saucers, dinner plate, card holder, flower vase, key ring, coat pin, pen stand, pen, bag, jacket, cap, t-shirt etc. The department also collected money from donation boxes placed at different important location like Shah Amanat Airport, Osmani Airport, Cox’s Bazar Airport and different super shops and clubs.
The department contributes to collect money through organizing lottery. The Society had already organized 21st Lottery and generated funds. The department also collects money by organizing concerts, fund raising dinner and golf tournaments and individual donors. The department also collects donation during any major disaster to meet the requirement of emergency relief and response.
Bangladesh Red Crescent Society successfully completed the 21th Red Crescent Lottery 2017 where a total of 115 prizes worth about BDT 5 Million were allocated. The 1st Prize was a cheque of BDT 3.5 Million.
BDRCS got the APFN Fundraising Award 2017 under the category of most Successful Fundraising initiative. (Fundraising Department through Youth Co-curriculum Activity).