CFLC has had an amazing 2011!
- Our grant revenues are 16% more than we budgeted.
- Our fundraisers have all been profitable.
- Our contribution income is ahead of budget.
But…due to the tight economy, we have $60,000 in unfulfilled pledges. This is not good.
We are asking for your help as we work to plug that $60,000 hole. Between November 1 and December 31, we are “pedal-to-the-metal” with our “$60K in 60 days” campaign.
We hope you will join and do whatever you can to help us plug the hole and end the year in good form.
We want to start 2012 looking forward and building momentum, not looking back and trying to cover a 2011 shortfall. THANK YOU!
Our $60k in 60 days Campaign Update 11/23/2011
Creative ways YOU can get involved
WOW! What a great start to this exciting campaign. We have had an overwhelming response and some very unique donations. Thank you for your on-going support!
Our story of the week goes to a non-instructional volunteer, John. John is already a LiteracyTrust 100 donor but he wanted to find another way to support CFLC. He learned from IBM’s HR department that he had volunteered enough hours to be eligible to apply for a Community Grant program, John successfully secured a $1,000 Community Grant!
Do you work for a major corporation?
Your?company may offer matching gifts or volunteer incentive grants. Here are a few corporations we know of that do:
- GE will match donations of $25 or more. Learn more at the GE Matching Gifts website.
- IBM has both community grants and matching gifts program which encourages employees not only to give their money, but their time as well. For more information about community grants, donations to organizations for employees that donate 40 hours over a 5 month period, read IBM’s 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report.
- Verizon Wireless offers has the Verizon Volunteer Program. U.S.-based Verizon employees that journal 50 or more hours this calendar year with the same non-profit organization can apply for a $750 grant for that organization. Learn more ways Verizon employees can make a difference.
Do you work for or own a small business? Last week we presented several ways small businesses can be involved:
- Harmony Yoga hosted an “Open House” event in September. Proceeds from the raffles and donations benefited CFLC.
- In August, Mod Fashion and Accessories had a fashion party and donated ticket proceeds to CFLC.
Individuals can be creative, too! Another opportunity for individuals to get involved is to host an open house. A group in Porter’s Neck held a wine and cheese party at a neighbor’s home to raise funds for their 2011 Spelling Bee for Literacy team. It’s a great time of year to host a get-together.
If you have already donated to us, thank you!
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Check or cash – 1012 S. 17th St., Wilmington, NC 28401