Sending Emails & Letters
Letter writing and email campaigns are the easiest and most effective way to raise money! It’s been said that people don’t give to organizations – they give to people. Your email should include:
Use the Email tools in your Fundraising Headquarters to raise more money (with less effort and no stamps!) Log into your Headquarters and click on Email.
Each email sent from your Headquarters will include a link to your personal fundraising page making it easy to receive online donations!
Dear Friends and Family,
It’s hard to believe that another year has passed. In just a few short weeks, my family and I will walk to raise money for Via of the Lehigh Valley. We have been a part of the Via Family for more than eight years, when our son, Tyler first started therapy with Via.
We are very appreciative of the dedication that Via has poured into working with our son Tyler. Truthfully, when Via arrived in Tyler’s life, there was very little our 4-month old son could accomplish. His days were spent lying on his back either having seizures or recovering from the seizure’s nasty effects.
Our physical therapist from Via, Annette, worked endless sessions with Tyler. Our goal for Tyler was for him be able to walk one day, something his doctors couldn’t promise us. In a three year period, Annette took him from sitting, to crawling, to standing and finally to walking.
I remember asking her if Tyler was ever going to be able to walk. Without hesitation, she said yes! She explained that children who can do these early tasks can usually go on to accomplish walking. What hope this gave us! Because she believed, we believed.
Tyler is now 8 years old and finishing up 3rd grade. He has been seizure free for 6 years and is doing better than doctors every thought. Some said he would never walk… he is now running and jumping! He is also able to hit a baseball off a tee, use pencils and crayons, turn pages in his own books, feed himself, and play several sports and musical instruments. Via helped us when we needed it most, we don’t know where Tyler would be today if Via didn’t come into our home at that crucial time.
Now I’m asking for your help. Help me reach my fundraising goal. I can’t do it alone. I need you. Help me fight for Tyler, to give him the future that he deserves, that any child deserves.
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With much love and gratitude,
Dear (Insert Name),
This year, I'm participating in the Via Marathon.
I'll walk (or run, or volunteer) with hundreds of other men, women and children for Via of the Lehigh Valley, a non-profit organization that provides services for children and adults with disabilities. Via provides therapeutic services for children, employment solutions for adults and helps people live a life of significance in the community.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed and through your support, Via provides opportunities and resources every day for children and adults with disabilities. Via is committed to a mission of success for the people they serve, but they can’t do it without our help.
I have chosen to participate because (insert your personal reasons for walking or running).
The opportunity to succeed for each child and adult begins with you. Just complete the information below and return the form to me with your donation.
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Yes! I’m happy to support your efforts for the Via Marathon.
You can count on me for: $25 $50 $75 $100 Other $___________
_____ Cash _______Check (Made payable to Via Events, Inc.)