Saturday, May 31, 2014

Unsure How to Ask Walk Sponsors? Expert Advice

I was thinking that some of you might be a little uncertain about asking people to sponsor you in the Respect Life Walk to Aid Mothers and Children so I asked the expert.  Here is the email Matt Hanafin sent out.  He is happy for you to adapt it to send to your friends, relatives, neighbors, and co-workers.  Matt's beneficiary is MCFL.  Be sure to change the name if you are walking for another beneficiary.  The last time I checked, I had the most money pledged.  That is not good.  I want to see you up there.  Thanks very much!  Anne

Dear Family and Friends,

As most of you know, I work for Massachusetts Citizens For 
Life (MCFL), the state's only Right to Life organization. Every year, MCFL organizes the Respect Life Walk to Aid Mothers and Children. It is a 3.5 mile walk which raises much needed funds for various pro-life organizations throughout the state including pro- life advocacy groups, pregnancy resource centers, shelter homes for women, etc. These non-profit organizations depend on generous donations to continue their pro-life missions since they do not receive funds from the state - MCFL being one of those organizations.

This year's Respect Life Walk is taking place on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common at 1:30 PM. This event is great for people of all ages, and LIFT Ministries will be providing the entertainment before the walk begins.

Last year, I set a goal to raise $350 for MCFL's team, and with your help, I reached that goal! This year, I am attempting to raise $500 to help my team raise $10,000! It certainly is a big goal to accomplish in less than one month, but I know I can count on you to help me get there.

I know money is tight for a lot of us, so please do not feel pressured into giving anything if you can't. Please know that donations in any amount are greatly appreciated, and all donations are 100% tax deductible under MCFL's 501(c)(3) status.

You can donate on my online page by clicking on the following link: [insert your own link here] If you do not want to donate online, and would prefer to mail a check, that is acceptable as well. Checks should be made out to MCFL Charitable Trust, and you can mail it to the MCFL Office at 529 Main Street Ste. 1M9, Boston, MA 02129. [Be sure to tell your sponsor to reference your name if mailing a check so that your beneficiary will receive the funds.] 

Thank you for your consideration and for all the support!

Matt Hanafin

P.S. Clicking on the graphic below will bring you to the Respect Life Walk website.

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