"DIRECT MAIL FUNDRAISING APPEAL"
DIRECT MAIL FUNDRAISING APPEAL Our Need Is Greater Than Ever Before! As the effects of Canada’s current economic downturn push our senior population into deeper levels of isolation and financial hardship, the 411 Seniors Centre is facing additional challenges attempting to maintain service and program levels in the midst of funding reductions and govern- ment cut backs. To assist 411 in maintaining its resilient voice in support of Vancouver’s seniors, we are expanding our fundraising campaign initiative. This new initiative will assist us to better foster and enhance our capacity to provide services and programming. To those ends, you will find a one page over- view on the reverse side of this letter introducing new opportunities for our community to support our most valuable work. We are also enclosing a stamped self addressed envelope to assist you to complete your donation. In closing, the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and I respectfully ask that you please contrib- ute to this essential fundraising appeal, as our need is greater than ever before. Please note too, that a personal fundraising letter of appeal from our Board President, Stuart Lyster, can be found on 411’s website: www.411seniors.bc.ca In friendship and caring, Donald King 411 Executive Director The 411 Seniors Centre Fundraiser Please select a donation level: Community Leader $1000 + Inspiration ...$500 to $999 Hope ... $100 to $499 Ally ... $50 to $100 Friend ... $10 to $50 I would like someone to contact me about: An In Memorial Gift An In Honour Gift Including 411 in my will Monthly Giving Program. I would like to contribute $________ per month Name: Phone Or Email: Address: VISA Mastercard Card Number: Expiry Date: Thank you for your generous support. Please make cheque payable to the 411 Seniors Centre Society. Official tax receipts will be provided. Charitable Organization No. 11931 0621 RR0001 Thank You Fundraiser Donation Opportunities Honorary Gifts: A donation made to 411 Seniors Centre in honour of friends or family is a meaningful and unique way to show General Donation: your appreciation. Honour them by making a donation Every dollar counts! Your gift will have an immediate in their name to help support programs and services and meaningful impact on the lives of marginalized that engage, empower, advocate and keep seniors liv- seniors and their families. Your gift will support the ing independently. delivery of program and services that enable low in- come seniors to live independent lives and thrive in Honorary gifts can celebrate: our community. To participate in this program please • Birthdays select one of the donation categories provided on the • Holidays donation form. • Anniversaries or other special occasions Monthly Giving: Memorial Gifts: A monthly gift of $10 to $20 has a profound impact Acknowledge and celebrate the lives of those who have on the daily lives of marginalized seniors in our com- passed away by giving a gift of independence, comfort munity. These gifts contribute to 411 programs that and empowerment to seniors in our community. A me- support seniors in crisis, help to draw seniors out of morial contribution provides an on-going legacy to hon- isolation and provide them with the tools they need our a life well lived. to live independent lives and thrive in their communi- ties. We depend on individuals such as yourself to Tax Receipts: Tax receipts are issued for all donations, sustain and enhance the delivery of these vital pro- and if you wish, we will send a note to the next of kin grams and services. If you would like to participate in telling them of your gracious contribution. this program please enclose a void check in the self addressed stamped envelope and check the monthly Categories of Giving: giving box on the donation form. Folding Table - $250.00 Classroom Chair – $400.00 Tribute Contributions: Desk (Information & Referral Volunteer) - $700.00 Honorary and memorial gifts are an excellent way Boardroom chair - $1000.00 to acknowledge, celebrate and honour people you 2nd Floor Reception Desk – $1000.00 care about and those who have made a difference in Cash contribution in memory of a loved one your life. These giving programs invite you to leave a lasting legacy that will better the lives of seniors in For information on in-memorial / tribute rooms, offices our community. and wings, please contact Bonnie O’Sullivan, Manager of Programs and Fund Development: 604.684.8171 or by email at email@example.com November 2009 DIRECT MAIL Direct Mail Fundraising Appeal FUNDRAISING APPEAL 411 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1X4 Phone: 604-684-8171 www.411seniors.bc.ca