Hi All! Hope you have an awesome last day of school (at least for Gwinnett County) and are ready to step out in a month for a great adventure. As you know, the numbers on the trip have jumped up and down this year and we are at 39 people as of today. To put a dollar figure on that, we are $3960.00 less but our expenses generally stay the same. With a reduced attendance at church, we are also WAY down on our donations for school supplies and we may have to scrap that this year because that is a huge expense with no income to counter balance it along with the book bags. The donation list I sent out prior to this email has a list of all the donations that we need but the major one at this point is financial…the children have grown to depend on these book bags to get them through the school year as well as back and forth home on the weekends. I am working with someone to try and get the lowest possible rate but they will not be free.
So, when you are out and about, stop and tell people what you are doing, and what you need for the trip and you will be amazed at what people will do to help. Write support letters to friends and family to not only receive financial donations, but more importantly, prayer and a part in your mission trip.
KUDOS to Inga Grier (who most of you will not get to meet until we get to the airport since she is in Gray, GA) but last year went for the first time and raised all of her travel money through support letters. When she said she was going this year, she asked for prayer to get enough money to go…she is now over $200.00 over her entire trip cost – NO FEAR! And knowing that the worst someone can say is No.
You can consider this my official fundraising letter and annual fundraising event….help us get the word out.
I have attached some support letter ideas that might help in getting donations, but sounds to me like Inga might be the best one to contact if you need a great letter.
Have a very, very blessed day!
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