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									Sample Emails for Team Captains and Individual Participants

Sending emails is a great way to request pledges and recruit participants for your team.
Below you will find sample emails that will help you do just that. Please feel free to use
these emails as your own, but be sure to fill in your own personal details where you see
the blue highlights.

Once you’ve registered online, you’ll be able to take advantage of a unique fundraising
tool - your personal account can provide you with a link that will take people directly to
your personal pledge page. Once people have this link they can easily pledge you or
join your team. To access this link, follow the steps below:
    - Login to your personal pledge page at walkforkidshelpphone.ca
    - Click on ‘Fundraising Tools’
    - Click on ‘Get Pledges’
    - Select the radio button beside ‘Option 1’
    - Click ‘Just Email Me’

Once you have completed the above steps, a link to your personal pledge page will
arrive in your inbox. Insert this link into the template emails below before sending them
out.


Requesting a pledge

Dear Friend,

On Sunday May 3rd my family/team/colleagues and I will be participating in our
first/second/third Walk for Kids Help Phone.

We believe that kids in our community should have access to the help that they need,
when they need it. Personally, I’ll be walking so that kids can talk about insert issue
here, and I need your support. By clicking the link below you can make an online
pledge and support me in my effort to be there for kids. My goal is to raise $insert goal
here for this worthy cause.

Insert link here

For the past two decades, Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors have been
providing confidential and anonymous help and hope to young people in your community
– 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. I’m helping them celebrate by participating in the
Walk for Kids Help Phone, and I hope you’ll help by pledging me.

I appreciate your support as my team and I walk so kids can continue to talk to Kids Help
Phone’s counsellors, no matter what the problem.

Sincerely,

Your Name
Recruiting team members

Dear Friends,

This year I am going to do my part to ensure that kids in our community have the help
and hope that they need and deserve. I’m putting together a team for the 2009 Walk for
Kids Help Phone, taking place on May 3rd, and I’d like to invite you to join me.

I’ll be walking so kids can talk about insert issue here. Please join me, and walk so kids
can talk about any issue that’s bothering them. It’s as easy as clicking the link below to
register to walk on my team.

Insert link here

For the past two decades, Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors have been
providing confidential and anonymous help and hope to young people in our community
– 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Last year alone, counsellors connected with kids in
need more than 2.2 million times!

I’m helping Kids Help Phone celebrate their 20th Anniversary by participating in the Walk
for Kids Help Phone, and I hope you’ll join me!

On Sunday, May 3rd we can walk together so kids can continue to talk to Kids Help
Phone’s counsellors, no matter what the problem..

Sincerely,

Your Name



Requesting assistance from a business partner or supplier

Dear XXXX,

On Sunday, May 3rd, thousands of walkers in more than 55 communities across Canada
will be participating in the eighth annual Walk for Kids Help Phone. My teammates and I
will be among the participants. Together, we have decided to walk so kids can talk about
insert issue here – we believe that kids should have someone to talk to whenever they
need it!

I am writing to request your support as we fundraise for this cause.

Here’s how you can help:
   - Pledge me by clicking this link insert link here; it will take you directly to my
       personal pledge page.
   - Donate an item that I can use as a part of the silent auction/raffle that my
       teammates and I are holding to generate funds for our Walk team.
   - Consider creating a team of your own or joining me and my team for this year’s
       Walk for Kids Help Phone; together we can raise funds and walk so kids can talk
       about anything to Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors.
For the past two decades, Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors have been
providing confidential and anonymous help and hope to young people in our community
– 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Last year alone, counsellors connected with kids in
need more than 2.2 million times!

My team and I are helping Kids Help Phone celebrate their 20th Anniversary by
participating in the Walk for Kids Help Phone. We appreciate your support in making a
difference for the children and youth in our community and across Canada.

Sincerely,

Your Name

								
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