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Your March for Babies success is a direct result of your hard work and also the great effort of your team and your supporters. Show everyone how thankful you are for their help throughout your fundraising efforts! And you can use this opportunity to remind them that they can continue to support you year-round. Here a few ways to show your thanks:
Send personalized thank you letters and/or emails to all donors. Include updates from your team, highlights from your fundraising campaign and March for Babies event, and a team photo. Be sure to include your team’s fundraising total, and let them know you are still accepting donations.
Highlight your top walker at your next team meeting. If your meetings are over for the semester/year, include a special note to your top walker in a follow-up email to your team, so your team knows of this individual’s success.
Throw a “Thank You” Party for your team and donors. Celebrate your success with your team! Organize an outdoor picnic at a local park or beach, host a pizza party at school, have an ice cream social during homeroom or after school, or simply meet at a local hotspot for food and celebration. Invite your key donors to join in on the festivities, such as parents, friends, and teachers. Make sure to include a mission moment and an overall Thank You to everyone for their support.
Now we want to hear from you:
How have/are you planning to thank your team and your donors?
No final numbers yet, but money you’ve raised is already at work helping babies and families:
• We’ve increased our support to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.
• We’re reaching out to more moms through programs of education and intervention.
• We are funding new research into treatments and preventions for problems like premature birth and birth defects.
More grants and more programs mean more healthy babies. And you’ve helped make that happen!
On behalf of all of America’s families: THANK YOU!
Happy New Year! We are thrilled that nearly 1,000 Family Teams have already registered for March for Babies 2009! Thank you and remember we are here to help in any way. If you have questions, let us know. Share your thoughts and successes with us right here!
Wishing all March of Dimes volunteers across the country peace and prosperity for the New Year. Without volunteers like you, we can’t achieve our mission — walking together to the day when all babies are born healthy. Many thanks for your help 2008 and in advance for 2009!