Roy Williams launches OMG campaign

The Roy Williams Safety Net Foundation is launching the One Million Gives (OMG) campaign, in an effort to motivate one million people across the country to donate $1 or more to be distributed to organizations nationwide who are geared toward impacting the lives of women and children. 

The Roy Williams Safety Net Foundation was started in 2004 by five-time Pro Bowl NFL safety Roy Williams of the Cincinnati Bengals. Inspired by his sister Alecia, a single mother doing her best to raise her young son, Mr. Williams decided that his foundation's mission would be to help ensure that low to moderate-income single mothers receive support, guidance and assistance in an effort to enhance their quality of life. 

"I've seen firsthand the many challenges she and other women like her with children face on a daily basis," Williams said. "I want to do what I can to provide a safety net to help catch those families who are struggling."

The purpose of the One Million Gives (OMG) campaign is to create a new demographic of philanthropic donors, increase awareness of philanthropic need, and raise funds for charitable organizations. The overall goal is to motivate one million people to donate $1 or more to the OMG campaign. The funds raised will help support the mission of The Roy Williams Safety Net Foundation as well as offer financial awards to select non-profit agencies impacting the lives of women and children across the country.

Donations can be made directly to Comerica Bank c/o One Million Gives (1717 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201) or via PayPal on the campaign website at onemilliongives.org. Individuals can also track the progress of the campaign via the OMG website, or twitter.com/1milliongives. For further information, contact Daylon Goff at 214-905-3816.

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