April 22, 2016
Remembering our Founder and Divine Counselor, Shirley A. Fredlund
Dear Voice for Joanie Supporter,
As part of our on-going effort to provide adaptive communication equipment – at no charge – to victims of ALS/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Voice for Joanie, Inc., will participate for the first time in this year’s Give Local program. This annual online community giving challenge, Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills, is run locally by the Connecticut Community Foundation.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Mark your calendar for May 3 and 4. This is strictly an ONLINE event. Please make an online credit card contribution to VFJ . This 36-hour fundraising challenge begins at 7:00AM on May 3, 2016 and ends at 7:00PM on May 4, 2016. Also, please ask your friends to make a contribution to VFJ through the Give Local site during those 36 hours
HOW IS VFJ HELPED?
By taking part in this event, donors can view profiles of many local charities – all have been certified by Give Local as legal non-profits. Through GiveLocalCCF.org our VFJ profile can be viewed by a wider audience than we have been able to reach to date. The more individuals who know about our life-changing efforts, the more funds we hope to raise to help the individuals suffering with ALS. Some donors give non-specific donations to Give Local. Those donations are split among the participating non-profits in the same percentage as direct contributions received by each non-profit during the 36-hour event. (In the past, this amount has been 11% - 15%.)
Thank you in advance for your contribution and for helping us to raise funds through Give Local.