In November 2003 BSTTW decided to join Mission Fish in order to begin our funding
drive on the eBay Charity Works project.
The eBay Charity Works project is a new and exciting internet donation auction for organizations and the public to
sell items, donate percentages of the sale and raise funds for non profit organizations.
Daily over three thousand individuals suffer a burn injury. When an individual suffers
a burn injury their life and their family members lives change forever. Most communities do not have a burn unit or a support group. They need
the medical supplies and equipment, support team, advocacy and education that BSTTW offers.
Most burn survivors do not know what their future will be like. For some they will have to fight insecurities, deal
with pain both physical and psychological, future surgeries, physical and occupational therapy and financial issues. A burn survivor usually
wonders how others will ever understand what life is like. With your help through donations and volunteer work, a burn survivor and their
family members can get the help needed to rebuild their lives.
BSTTW contacted over one thousand of the sellers on eBay. We requested that they
sell on the eBay Charity Works and donate a percentage of their winning bid to BSTTW. Many eBay sellers
decided to donate to BSTTW. This did not only help the burn survivor community, it also increased public
awareness of their company.
Several of the companies that donated to BSTTW have stated that their company sales
have increased and customers have asked them when the next donation sale to BSTTW will take place on eBay.
The public around the world is reaching out to the burn survivor community.
By donating the funds needed to BSTTW, we are able to continue offering what is needed
to help burn victims rebuild their lives. BSTTW requests that all of you reading this article think
about donating a percentage of your sales on eBay. We also request that you inform family, friends and co-workers. All individuals, companies,
governments and organizations that offer support volunteer work and funding to BSTTW is taking part in doing
God's work; helping individuals and family members that suffer a burn injury rebuild their lives. You will also be taking part in helping
firefighters and BSTTW offer public awareness on fire safety and how they can assist
a burn survivor in reentering their community.