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Why Support A Campaign?
Inclusion is something we achieve together, as a collective. How will we know when we get there? When the differences between us and our many types of bodies are so commonplace, so visible, they simply go unnoticed.
At present, when a person loses their mobility, access to the outdoors quickly diminishes, along with their opportunities for social interaction. Depression follows isolation, and those living with mobility issues often face multiple diagnoses and conditions at once. Add to this the challenge of balancing high medical expenses with extremely low income, and you start to see a picture of what life is like for so many.
The burden of achieving mobility and inclusion should not be borne by those facing the most stresses: all of us need to contribute!
Because our current medical system doesn’t provide for wellness or lifestyle products, we are doing everything we can to make the Alinker accessible for everyone. Please join the movement by supporting one or more of the crowdfunding campaigns we are now hosting directly from our website. Tell these individuals — who have so bravely shared their stories — that they are seen and recognized, and help them to #keepmoving!
Any amount helps us reach our goals, and your credit card will only be billed once the total target (for each campaign) is reached. All the money is handled by Stripe — to cover the cost of the Alinker walking bike, as well as shipping and the crowdfunding platform admin fee.
Join us. Demonstrate your commitment to creating an inclusive future for all types of bodies!
How It Works
We are currently not accepting new applications to crowdfund on the Alinker website. We have a large waitlist and would like to accommodate those who are waiting before accepting new campaigners. If you need further assistance or would like more information on crowdfunding on your own, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With this signup process you can register to crowdfund the purchase of an Alinker Walking Bike for yourself or someone close to you. With crowdfunding, your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and others in your social network communities can contribute to help you fund your purchase.
The process is very simple. We'll ask you for a few details about yourself and, if you are buying it for someone else, about your friend.
We'll then take you through a few quick steps to personalize the crowdfunding campaign with your own story about how the Alinker will help you or your friend regain mobility, increase social inclusion and improve your emotional well-being.
Once you've got your campaign ready to go, you'll simply submit it to us for a quick once-over to make sure everything is in order and then your campaign will launch. From there, we'll coach you through how to share the campaign on social media and by email to reach the people who can make a contribution and help fund your purchase.
We'll manage the money for you. Unless you reach your goal, none of your friends will incur any costs. If you hit your campaign goal, we'll charge their credit cards to collect payment. Then, we'll contact you to arrange shipping details. Shipping times will vary depending on the availability of our stock.
At every point along the way, we're here to answer your questions and help you make your campaign a success.← Back to Crowdfunding main page