Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a “lifestyle” nonprofit organization?
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More so than giving back a specific amount of dollars or generating a good turnout at a volunteering event, our primary goal is to inspire a lifestyle that is focused on taking action in philanthropy and being mindful of others.

Q: How can I get involved?
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The easiest way to get involved is to email us at team@fuelthecure.net and express interest. From sponsorship to volunteering to attending our annual gala and spreading the word about our organization, we have opportunities for you to get involved.

Q: When was FUEL the CURE founded?
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FUEL the CURE was founded in 2008 in Philadelphia.

Q: How big is the organization?
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Our team is made of more than 30 volunteer young professionals from Philadelphia, New York, DC, Boston and London.

Q: What does FUEL the CURE do?
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We build and mobilize a community of like‐minded individuals by organizing various fun volunteering and fundraising events that benefit various charitable organizations.

Q: How much has FUEL the CURE donated?
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FUEL the CURE has donated over $389,000 and thousands of volunteer hours to organizations with which we have partnered.

Q: What organizations has FUEL the CURE partnered with before?
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All of our beneficiaries are listed on our website, www.fuelthecure.net, and some of them include: American Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Breastcancer.org, Make‐A‐ Wish Foundation, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, St. Damien Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Smith Playground, and others.

Q: What does “Find time – Take action – Create hope” mean?
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That saying is our slogan. Although it may not always feel like it, we believe that we all have more time than we realize that could be dedicated to helping others. We also believe that nothing happens until one takes action.

Q: What organization(s) are you supporting this year?
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In 2015, our efforts will be dedicated to our Children in Need campaign. The campaign is focused on providing children with better education, health, and communities. All monetary proceeds will go to KIPP and Hand2Paw. You can find more information about these causes on our website at www.fuelthecure.net.

Q: How does FUEL the CURE decide which organizations to support?
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We make that decision as a team by looking at organizations we feel strongly about and organizations that have directly reached out to us for support. We have a set of criteria to consider an organization’s effectiveness, mission, and alignment with FUEL the CURE’s values

Q: What characteristics and skill sets do you look for in potential team members?
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We look for individuals who are fun and get things done. We try to align skills, interests and passions with the needs of the team. Typically, as long as someone is willing to put in the necessary effort and be a team player, they have the opportunity to help.

Q: Can I be involved if I am new to the region? What if I live outside of the area where team members are located?

A: As long as you are willing to put in the effort, we would love to have you on our team. New to the Philadelphia area? You’ll find a great group of friends who want to give back just like you! Live outside the region? That is OK too! We utilize technology to run a geographically spread out team and will keep you involved every step of the way.

Q: How much commitment is involved?
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The organization has various levels ranging from a few hours a month to over 10 hours per week. To find out more, check out our website or email team@fuelthecure.net.

Q: Do I have to be “young” to be involved?
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Not at all. The core message of the organization applies to everyone. More so than age, we use “young” in terms of “young in spirit.”