Buddy Cruise 2018
Buddy Cruise is an educational conference at sea exclusively for families of individuals with disabilities. Parents have the opportunity to hear from expert presenters, as well as form friendships and enjoy special, extended respite time with others who understand their challenges. In 11 years, Buddy Cruise has grown into a wonderful family, and people look forward to it every year.
The greatest factor that keeps parents from seeking the health respite they need is cost. Through private, foundation, and corporate donations, A Mother's Rest can eliminate that barrier for them and provide them with a respite experience they will never forget. Are you a church who would like to sponsor a specific mom or family? Maybe you're a small business owner who'd like some marketing visibility on board a ship of 5000+? Maybe you're a private philanthropist who believes, as we do, that taking care of these parents is the most powerful way to ensure great care for their disabled children. You're changing lives and offering hope for these most precious caregivers.
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. A MOTHER'S REST IS A REGISTERED 501C3 CHARITY. 95% of your gift will support THIS event, 5% supports AMR general fund.
Give online with any major credit card through Paypal, or help us save on fees and send a check to AMR, PO Box 13,1 Monrovia, MD 21770
Buddy Cruise Sponsorship, $2,500-$10,000. (Needed early) Help A Mother's Rest offer sponsorship of Buddy Cruise and gain valuable visibility on the Buddy Cruise website. We'll be prominently displayed on the back of t-shirts and signage throughout the ship. The funds help Buddy Cruise with their own shoestring operational costs such as printing, advertising, postage, booklets, prizes, and on-board activity expenses.
Stateroom Deposits, $2500-$5000. (Needed early) Provides funding to choose & hold (10) rooms exclusively for AMR moms or dads.
Stateroom Grants, $1000-$25,000. AMR's purpose is to minimize or eliminate the financial barrier to respite for special needs parents. We are seeking financial support to enable SOLO parents to participate in this extended, therapeutic trip. The average cost of an interior or ocean view lower deck stateroom is $1500 for this cruise. This is a 7 night cruise, with 3 port stops. Our goal is to fund a minimum of (10) moms/dads for this 2018 sailing. Imagine the blessing your financial gift can be! Nothing would feel better than to be able to advertise that we have secured funding for ALL of these parents!
Airline/Flight Funds: $100-$500 per family. Donate your airline points or make a cash donation to support the costs of caregivers requiring air travel.
T-Shirts, Tote Bags, & Luggage tags, $2000. Funds to offer AMR #SLEEPMATTERS t-shirts, tote bags, and luggage tags to each of our traveling moms/families.
Massages, $100-$2500. Offer $100 grants to one or more moms to have an hour-long massage on board the Liberty of the Seas.
Shore Excursions, $100. Offer $100 grants to moms/families to participate in their choice of shore excursions. This sailing has three ports of call.