Giving Day 2016 is coming up on November 3rd! And we’re getting really excited.
At some point in time, someone told you about DC127. And before that someone told that person, and before them someone else shared about DC127, and so on. That’s how a network works. YOU spread the word. You share with another person at your church or in friend group. You are the one who keeps it growing. DC127 has only grown because people like you have helped spread the word.
And today, we need to share about DC127 more than ever.
Will you help us spread the word about Giving Day and invite your friends, family, and coworkers to join you in caring for DC’s children and families? Will you invite them to also invest in finding homes for children and support for families in crisis?
You might be surprised by what happens.
Can I tell you a quick story about what happens when people tell their friends about DC127?
We had a volunteer for Foster the City, one of our first events. Let’s call her Courtney. Courtney invited her housemates to also volunteer at Foster the City. These new volunteers believed in what DC127 was doing. So they took it back to their church. They introduced it to their pastors and their congregation, and their church became a partner church. Because Courtney shared DC127 with her housemates, a new church joined the DC127 network and they recruited volunteers, Host Homes, and helped spread the word to other churches.
We’ve only grown because people just like you have helped us spread the word.
Last year, you helped us raise $30,000. This year our goal is $40,000. We can do this, but only with your help. When you invite your friends to give on Giving Day, you’re helping us raise more money to find more families for children and support for families in crisis. You’re ensuring that we raise the funds we need to keep going and to keep growing. You’re equipping DC127 to reach out to more churches, find more volunteers, and ensure that we keep going until every child has a home.
Will you help make Giving Day a success?
Here are three ways you can be a Giving Day champion:
- Email 10 friends, share why you care about DC127, and invite them to give on November 3rd. If you send the list of names and emails you contact to firstname.lastname@example.org, we’ll track how much YOU raise. You can also set a personal goal ask people to contribute towards it. Find sample emails here.
- Post on Facebook once a week until November 3rd, and twice on the 3rd. (Sample posts below!)
- Tweet 5 reasons why you care about #GivingDay and invite your followers to join you. (Sample tweets below!)
Check out the sample posts and tweets at the bottom of this blog and click here for sample emails.
I know it can be scary to ask people to donate. But when you invite your friends to support DC127 on Giving Day, you’re giving them the chance to invest in the lives of families and kids in DC.
If you have any questions at all, you can email us at email@example.com or call us at 202-670-1145.
Will you help make Giving Day a success by sharing the day with your friends and family?
Thank you for being part of this network and for believing with us that Washington, DC can be a place where every child has a home.
Chelsea, DC127 Executive Director
P.S. The Prospect is hosting a happy hour for us from 6-9pm on November 12th to celebrate. You should come (and invite all your friends)!
Hey friends – I’m part of a movement in Washington, DC called @DC127. On November 3rd, they are hosting their annual Giving Day. Would you take a second and learn more about it? When you donate to DC127, you help build bridges between families in crisis and the support they need. Learn more and read about a mom named Aniya here: http://bit.ly/2ehxUky
I think every kid deserves a family. And we all know it takes a village. Today in DC, there are kids who don’t have a family and families who need help. Will you join me and support @DC127 on their Giving Day to find families for kids and get DC families the help they need? http://bit.ly/2ehxUky
Today is @DC127’s Giving Day! When you donate, you build a bridge between families at-risk of being separated by foster care and the support they need. I’d be honored if, as my friend, you invested in a movement I care so much about: http://bit.ly/2epfXgb
Send this Tweet:I’m part of @reversethelist because every child deserves a home. Help me make their work possible? #GivingDay http://ow.ly/I5uy305hdEU
Send this Tweet: #DC can be a city where EVERY child has a home. You can make this possible. @reversethelist #GivingDay #fostercare http://ow.ly/OG8D305he9C
Send this Tweet: Today I’m supporting @reversethelist so families get the help they need to stay together. Join me? #GivingDay http://ow.ly/VONV305her1
Send this Tweet: Nothing will change for kids in #DC unless we act. Join me today for kids in #fostercare- #GivingDay @reversethelist http://ow.ly/7W6s305heS4
Send this Tweet: Struggling families should have access to the help they need to stay together. @reversethelist #SafeFamilies http://ow.ly/KPhW305heWK
Send this Tweet: I’m part of @reversethelist . Check out their work (http://ow.ly/cLuV305hf1Z) & make it happen on #GivingDay http://ow.ly/tg6V305hf3c