We get it – asking others for money or time can be awkard! Schedules are already busy and dollars are ear marked or nearly already spent. There’s a saying that goes “People can only say yes or no”. That’s what Breakthrough Foundation is living off of right now. The chance of receiving a “yes” for the betterment of our Youth far outweighs a “no” or “not right now”. Here are some simple and easy ways to fundraise without too much sweat:
Sample Fundraising Email if you are walking:
Your Personal Greeting/Intro:
I am participating in in the #DOIt4DJ Walk/Run to help raise money for the Breakthrough Foundation’s college, technical school or job training scholarship fund. This particular scholarship fund specifically benefits Youth who are currently Junior or Seniors in High School accepted or planning to complete their post secondary education.
I’ve committed to walk [# of miles] over the next 15 days for this incredible charity. For my effort and sacrifice, can you please join me in providing a scholarship to a deserving male youth by making a tax deductible donation? Donating is easy. Click [link to your fundraising page]. Your receipt will automatically generate once you’ve donated.
Thank you in advance for your investment in our Youth and our future!
Sample Fundraising Email if you are making a contribution:
Your Personal Greeting/Intro:
I just donated to a great cause! The #DOIt4DJ Walk/Run is raising money for the Breakthrough Foundation’s college, technical school or job training scholarship fund. This particular scholarship fund specifically benefits Youth who are currently Junior or Seniors in High School accepted or planning to complete their post secondary education.
A little goes a long way and I figure if you contribute as well, we will have had a good hand in really helping someone. . Click [link to your fundraising page] to make a tax deductible contribution. Your receipt will automatically generate once you’ve donated.
Every dollar counts and each dollar makes us more of a success for the Youth we serve! Whether you own a “Mom and Pop Shop” or work at a major corporation, you contributions will transform dreams into reality.
Thank you for your interest in partnering with us to move our Youth from potential to ACCOMPLISHMENT. Whether you want to participate in the Walk/Run, volunteer, or contribute as an individual or sponsor, we appreciate your support!
Volunteering can be as easy as breathing! You can help by:
• Spreading the word to others who you believe would be interested
• Checking out sponsorship opportunities through your employer or other businesses
• Lending hand in your area of expertise:
• Community Relations
• Event Planning/Programming
• Event Marketing/Promotions
• Event Set-up
• Event Break-down
Our Current Event is the DOINGIt4DJ 2nd Annual "Yellow Tie" Award Dinner on Friday, June 15, 2018.
#DOIt4DJ focuses on the concerns, aspirations and promotion of Youth. It is our mission to move Youth from potential to accomplishment! We partner with T.E.A.C.H., a 501c3 recognized non profit for community service projects.
We awarded 7 scholars with a financial award to the school of their choice on July 22, 2017 at our 1st Benefit Award gathering. A single award of $750 was allocated for 2018. We are actively fundraising for 2019. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $15,000 by June 15, 2020 and WE NEED YOUR HELP! to provide collegiate scholarships and other programming to OUR youth that will combat gang and gun violence. Whether you DONATE financially, PARTICPATE in our various community activities or JOIN the Board, our capacity to award is increased. You make the difference in the lives of those who run both our today and tomorrow!
We invite Junior/Seniors in High School and undergraduate college students to submit applications for our next award period by August 11, 2019. Receipients of the scholarships will be selected by a community panel of judges. The "Yellow Tie" Award Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2018.