August 2019 Fundraising and Location Templates
As we enter the early fall season, many of you have already begun ramping up fundraising efforts; making bigger asks for sponsorships, hosting more events, etc. We wanted to make that huge task a little easier with a few template letters for your guidance. The three templates are available online now via this Google Drive link.
The first template is a letter asking for donations, either in-kind goods or services for an event or sponsorship dollars for wreaths. This letter should be used when addressing businesses in your city or town that may not have participated in your Wreaths Across America local mission in previous years.
The second template is a follow-up thank you letter to those businesses that support your mission. At Wreaths Across America, we are grateful for every donation of sponsored wreaths, time, and support. Acknowledging those businesses that help your location grow is an important part of continuing our mission year after year.
The final template is an invitation to local dignitaries and VIPs. Many of you have begun thinking about your Wreaths Across America Day ceremonies and who from your community you would like to attend as an honored guest, speaker, etc. This letter should be highly personalized and the template used more as a guideline to ensure all critical details are accounted for in your invitation.
As always, please know that our staff at headquarters is happy to assist in any way as you use these templates this season.