PHH Awareness & Giving Day

ONLINE FUNDRAISING APPEAL
Saturday April 8, 2017
 
 

PHH Awareness & Giving Day is coming up on Saturday April 8. Help us create awareness and raise money to further the Project Helping Hands mission by reaching out to your personal network of friends, family, colleagues and business contacts. All donations made to your fundraising page for this appeal, if you plan on future missions, will count towards the minimum donation on your next trip (valid for trips signed up by April 8, 2018). 

Start with a fundraising page

To request a personalized fundraising page, send an email to webmaster@projecthelpinghands.org and include the following information:

  • Your name as you would like to appear on the page
  • A photo of yourself preferably participating in a mission
  • Your fundraising goal amount – we suggest a minimum goal of $1,000

We’ll email you a link to your page when it’s ready.

Share the page with your personal contacts
One of the easiest ways to connect with a larger group of contacts is to use email and social media. To help, we’ve drafted a donation request email template for you to use. Just copy, paste and fill in the blanks with your personal information. Feel free to edit/personalize it as much as you want. Don’t forget to include the link to your fundraising page.

Sample email

[INSERT GREETING]

As you know, I participate in medical missions with the Project Helping Hands organization. I am reaching out to you today to ask for your financial support to help further the volunteer efforts and missions trips happening through PHH. We are a non-affiliated, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing sustainable healthcare and education programs to people in developing countries, through culturally sensitive adventure. Over the past 20 years PHH volunteers like myself have:

  • Treated and provided preventive health education for more than 200,000 patients
  • Provided health education and training for thousands of local health care providers
  • Performed more than 100 surgical procedures
  • Collected and distributed medical and pharmaceutical supplies valued at more than $10million

April 8, 2017 is Project Helping Hands Awareness and Giving Day, and we need your help to raise money to support these efforts and more. Your tax-deductible donations help fund trip expenses, trip safety, administrative functions, daily operations and identification of new volunteer opportunities. To learn more and donate, please visit my fundraising page at: [INSERT YOUR PAGE LINK HERE].

Thank you for your support.

[INSERT YOUR NAME]

Sample Facebook post
April 8, 2017 is Project Helping Hands Awareness & Giving Day. I travel with PHH to places such as [INSERT LOCATION(s)] to provide medical care to people who do not have regular access. PHH is a non-affiliated, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing sustainable healthcare and education programs to people in developing countries, through culturally sensitive adventure. Learn more about our missions and make a donation by visiting my fundraising page at: [INSERT YOUR PAGE LINK HERE].

Thank you for your support! Your tax-deductible donation will help provide funding for trip expenses, medications, supplies, staff salaries, trip safety, administrative functions and more.

Remember to include a photo of yourself participating in a PHH mission in your Facebook post.

 

PHH is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charity. Donations are utilized for humanitarian purposes with needy people, primarily, though not exclusively, with the involvement in sending medical mission teams to developing countries.

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