As a member of our community, we’re here to help you meet your fundraising goals and help us raise crucial funds to put an end to domestic violence. LET’S GET STARTED!
1. CUSTOMIZE YOUR ONLINE FUNDRAISING PAGE.
This is an easy one and should take you no time at all. Upload a photo to your online fundraising page with your “WHY I WALK” bib and the story of why you’re walking with Willow. When people come to your page, they will be inspired by your words and much more likely to donate. Click on the sample bib below to download and print yours now!
2. MAKE AN “ASK” LIST OF EVERYONE YOU KNOW.
Really, everyone. Your family, your co-workers, your roommates, your teacher, your barber, your mechanic, everyone. Send a Facebook message, an email, or drop a letter in the mail to every one of them. You never know where your greatest support might come from.
Dear First Name,
I’m excited to let you know that this October I am joining the MOVEment to end domestic violence. Domestic violence hasn’t stopped for COVID-19 and neither will we. By October 31, I have pledged to walk, run or ride [insert mileage goal] for survivors in my community.
Now more than ever, support for survivors is critical and I am determined to help in any way I can. 100% of the funds I raise go directly to the lifesaving programs and services offered by Willow Domestic Violence Center. They support survivors in Monroe County with emergency shelter, legal aid, counseling and housing assistance, but most importantly, safety, hope and healing.
My goal is to raise at least [insert fundraising goal] and I hope you'll help me reach (or even exceed) that milestone. Thank you in advance for your support. You are helping to stop domestic violence in its tracks in Rochester.
Click the following link to make a gift now: [insert personal fundraising page].
On average, it takes three requests for Americans to make a charitable donation. Do not be shy about sending a follow-up email, continuing to post on social media, or even sending a repeat text to remind your friends and family to donate.