Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Sponsor Appeal: Through the years your organization has been helping schools and education programs across the nation. It is nearly impossible to see a school that has not be directly helped by your hand. Your philanthropy has changed millions of lives, and now we ask that you help change the lives of the children in our program. Our After School Club is an organization that tutors children in need of assistance and helps them learn lesson that they may not be learning in school. We help them with communication skills and basic social skills, and teach them ways to negotiate lives challenges. Without the aid of a sponsor we may not be able to continue helping the children due to recent state budget cuts. We ask that you help us to keep helping the children.
Problem: Companies located in Logan city will benefit greatly from the funding of Logan Parks and Recreation's After School Club, not only because of the service they will be providing to hundreds of local children, but also because they will be helping to keep Logan community the safe and respectable place that it is. After School Club is currently looking for giving companies in order to keep the program from being shut down due to lack of funding. Local companies need to realize the direct influence After School Club has on Logan city, which eventually leads to an effect on local companies themselves. If grants are not provided by local companies the ASC program will be shut down and will have terrible results on the community of Logan. Over the years ASC has been linked to lowering the rates of gangs and criminal activity and raising the rates of high school graduation and college enrollment. Without the help of local businesses, the extremely affordable and beneficial program will be finished, and parents will be left with no other solution of what to do with their children. Major portions of these children have parents that are working for local companies like the ones we are requesting grants from. If we we are not provided with these grants, employees may not be able to work the hours they currently take on. The benefits of funding the ASC program are worth far more than the simple donation we are asking for.
Solution: The solution to the problem at hand is a simple one. After we obtain the funding necessary to continue our services, we will lobby the state for a more secure budget. Once this is secured, we can continue our mission of helping children through hard times and educating them so they can be better prepared for the world.
Capabilities: Our organization has been operating now for 30 years. In this time, we have helped thousands of children. We are constantly improving our methods, and adhering to the time tested ones. Our director has been in the position for years and has proven herself through many hard times.
Budget: One or more grants equaling a value of at least $150,000 will contribute enough to keep the program running for another year.
- The actual minimum amount that is needed to keep the program running is $300,000, but whatever amount we can receive in grants will be matched by Logan City.
- A contribution in this amount would go towards paying enough employees to keep tutoring and supervising the children.
- This money would also go towards funding of school supplies, working supplies, and monthly field trips and service projects.
- This money is the minimum amount to staff approximately 24 employees in six different schools that occupy around 500 children or more.
We thank you for your time in looking over this. You have been a great support of education, and we look forward to your future endeavors.
Sincerely, Tara Alder