March 31, 2008

Okay, so now I’m shilling.

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 3:02 pm

Well, not exactly shilling, definitely pitching, but it’s for a really good cause. Our aunt at Family Focus Adoption Services is making a call for donations - here’s her message if you care to donate, or want to pass the message along. The agency specializes in finding homes for special needs children - they do wonderful work and are known throughout the country. If you have a little extra dough, please consider donating.

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PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN OUR “I TOLD TWO FRIENDS, AND THEY TOLD TWO FRIENDS…” ENDOWMENT FUND CAMPAIGN.

If you pass this along, I want it stated right up front that this email is originating from someone closely connected to FAMILY FOCUS ADOPTION SERVICES: www.familyfocusadoption.org

You probably already know that we are a twenty year old not-for-profit adoption agency in Queens, NY whose goal is to find homes for the 800+ children in the New York State foster care system who are waiting for Forever Families. Because of the innovative, dedicated work that we do, approximately 97% of the children we place become finalized adopted children in permanent loving families.

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Families do not pay fees to adopt New York State foster children. Being a not-for-profit agency, without government contracts or large funders, we live “hand-to-mouth,” relying on the small fees we collect for some of our services, and on donations and the occasional grants we receive. And it is not enough.

Here is how we are hoping that this email does something magical, and allows us to continue our important work:

IF ONE MILLION PEOPLE DONATE ONLY $10 EACH, JUST ONCE, THAT WILL BE ENOUGH!

We have calculated that if we can create an Endowment Fund of just $10 Million, it will allow us to continue to do our work helping children indefinitely!

THIS IS NOT AN UNREALISTIC GOAL IN THIS INTERNET AGE!

I am hoping that I have enough friends and family that if

“I TOLD TWO FRIENDS, AND THEY TOLD TWO FRIENDS…”

…we can reach this goal! $10 million, $10 at a time, to help 800+ children who have been waiting years for FOREVER FAMILIES - and you can help with only $10! I hope when I put it this way, it doesn’t sound like so much. Believe it or not, that’s all it will take.

PLEASE visit our website at www.familyfocusadoption.org to find out more about us. And if you are willing to participate, there is even a “DONATE NOW” button (on the left of the home page) that takes you to a page where you can make a donation quickly and easily through PAYPAL.

CHECK BACK TO THE SITE OFTEN - WE WILL POST UPDATES ON OUR WEBSITE TO LET YOU KNOW OUR PROGRESS TOWARD OUR GOAL! (We only started today, and already are getting notices of $10 donations!)

And then – please decide if you are comfortable sharing this email with YOUR friends and family who may be looking for a wonderful, worthwhile charity to which they can contribute….only $10. The children who are waiting to be adopted really need your help, right now. It would take just a tiny amount of time for you to forward this, with your note on top of my letter, and maybe changing the subject line to show your name instead of mine. The hope, of course, is that your friends and family would then be willing to forward it too - with their name in the subject line, and their personal note on top of yours.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

Maris Blechner
FAMILY FOCUS ADOPTION SERVICES
54-40 Little Neck Parkway , Suite 4 , Little Neck , NY 11362 — 718-224-1919

P.S. If you know of someone who is part of a charitable organization that offers grants or makes donations, or if your workplace supports not-for-profit causes, we would be happy to set up an appointment to do a presentation, or send a proposal. Just let us know!

1 Comment »

  1. ….nobody can say that those Polenbloggers are not caring people. Thank you for listing our charity. If you look at our website, you will see that we are for real.
    Auntie M.

    Comment by Maris Blechner — April 4, 2008 @ 7:09 pm

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