BENEFITING: Tanzanian Children's Fund, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Tanzanian Children's Fund, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2016
Tanzanian Children's Fund, Inc. wrote -
WE'RE PLEDGING OUR BIRTHDAYS!
Hey Awesome RVCV Volunteers!
Remember all those mornings we woke up at 6 am to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? We’ve all mastered the art of cutting the bread that crumbles and spreading out the peanut butter when it got to the bottom of the jar, all while helping Boni or Neema find their school socks and daftari!
Providing 100 kids with the most important meal of the day is no easy task. RVCV spends $1,700 per month on breakfast ingredients alone! Which is why I am writing to ask you to join me in our new Birthday Breakfast Campaign.
Here’s how the birthday campaign works: As your birthday approaches this year, we encourage you to reach out to your family and friends and ask them to make a donation equal to your age in lieu of shopping for a gift. Example: I’m turning 25 this year. Would you consider making a donation of $25 to TCF instead of buying me a gift?
To make it easy as possible, I’ve pasted a sample message below, which you can personalize and post on Facebook, forward via email, or even send via snail mail.
As RVCV volunteers we make a BIG difference and together we can make a HUGE and lasting impact. And together, I am confident that we can raise the $10,000 necessary to provide 6 months of breakfast for the kids we know and love.
So let’s get creative, share ideas and work together to help TCF reach new goals!
Dear Family and Friends,
As many of you are aware, I spent the month(s) of ___ volunteering with the Tanzanian Children’s Fund at their very special and unique Rift Valley Children’s Village in northern Tanzania.
I was deeply touched by my time there; the children and surrounding community worked their magic and truly taught me the importance and joy of giving.
With my birthday around the corner, I’ve been thinking about how much I’d like to continue supporting TCF and the 116 children that are a permanent part of the Children’s Village family.
I’ll be turning ____ this year and would be so grateful if instead of a gift you would consider donating $____ to help the children I came to know and love. I can’t think of a better gift than knowing we’ve helped make these kids safe and happy.
If you would like to make a donation, you can donate on line at: www.tanzanianchildrensfund.org,
or you can send a check to the following address: Tanzanian Children's Fund, 9 Waterhouse Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Either way, please put my name in the memo line so I can know who to thank!
Thank you so much for helping me celebrate in the best possible way!
[Insert Name Here]