We had another fabulous day yesterday and this morning at 8am (east coast time) our totals stood at $136,715 from 452 donors.We are edging closer and closer to our target of $200,000 by midnight Dec 31.
However, FAN is running into its usual annual problem of finding it easier to raise money than numbers of donors.
I am NOT writing to you in the hope that you will donate a large amount to help fund our 2018 campaign – many of you have done that already and we are extremely grateful for your generosity.
I am writing to you in the hope that among your organized group, or your family or your friends there are people you know who are against fluoridation and could afford a small donation – say $10.
The idea is to show how many members/supporters we have – which is critical when we approach foundations. Right now a lot of small donations will produce a lot of money. Here’s how.
We have two challenges from supporters who will donate $4,000 when we reach 500 donors and $5,000 when we 600. Currently we are at 452 donors, so 48 more donors of any amount will bring in $4,000 but there is more.
Everything is being doubled until we reach $138,649 and when we reach $140,000 we will receive another $5,000. So when we have received donations today adding up to $3,250 we will see our total jump by nearly $9,000 and all it will take is a lot of small donations.
Will you get your friends to raise their hands to help us end the worst public health practice of the 21st Century?
To save some time you can make one donation and then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the list of names of the people who have agreed to donate. Ditto if you send in a check by mail.
How to Donate:
Meanwhile, for those with big buckeroos living in the San Francisco Bay area for a donation of $1,000 you can have a live jazz band play in your home or any location of your choice in a 12 mile radius of SF. Playing in that trio will be our very own Jay Saunders – see the promo video.
Senior Advisor to FAN