by The River Fund New York
Apr 25, 2011

Two Thirds Down, Just One Third Left to Go!

Kids look forward to getting Easter Baskets
Kids look forward to getting Easter Baskets

Dear Friends,

Our sincerest thanks for your tremendous response to last week’s project report on our “Beyond Poverty—Spring Drive.”

Within the just one week we more than doubled our total donations from $7,000 to $15,000. This means we have less than one third of the way to go in order to achieve our Spring Drive target, which is $20,000. In addition, our donor group almost doubled in seven days! Your amazing and prompt response allowed us to get a “Matching Bonus” from Global Giving on Tuesday, April 19—we cannot thank you enough!

Our Facebook shares have also skyrocketed within the past week—putting us in the running for Global Giving’s “Social Networking Bonus.”

Of course, your contributions are already helping us to keep our Spring programs going, as these pictures certainly show.

During the annual spring holiday season, needy families in the communities we serve—and especially their children—have grown accustomed to receiving Easter Gift Baskets from us and special supplies for the traditional Easter Sunday family feast. This week, everyone arrived at our facility in full force expecting these special distributions—despite the pouring rain... Your contributions helped ensure that their expectations were well rewarded. Thank you once again for making that possible!

We are delighted with the impact our partnership with Global Giving is having on our fundraising efforts, and we would like to express our deep gratitude to all of you for supporting of our work through this unique and highly effective channel.

Now, with just one third of the way left to go as we strive to hit our $20,000 spring target, we are even closer to getting two more bonuses that Global Giving offers:—

1)      We are in third place—only two steps away from being #1 in this international challenge campaign. Global Giving awards a “First Place Bonus” of $3,000 and a “Second Place Bonus” of $2,000. We are very close to winning one of them. Every $1 of those bonuses would convert to $20 worth of product for our program. Can you help us win?

2)      We can still qualify for a “Social Networking Bonus.” If you use Facebook, and have not yet “shared” our project with your network, you can help us lock in that special bonus. Also, if you use Twitter, you can help us diversify our social networking outreach by “tweeting” about us to your friends through the “retweet” button on our Global Giving campaign page.

Thank you again for your ongoing support.

If we want to achieve the remaining bonuses from Global Giving, we must hit the targets before the month of April ends. We’re almost at the finish line. Please help us get there.

We will keep you informed as we progress—together we DO make a difference!

Famlies brought their Kids despite the rain.
Famlies brought their Kids despite the rain.
Waiting in the rain.
Waiting in the rain.
Special supplies for the Easter Family Feast.
Special supplies for the Easter Family Feast.

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The River Fund New York

Location: Richmond Hill, New York - USA
Website: http:/​/​
The River Fund New York
Project Leader:
Swami Durga Das
Executive Director
Richmond Hill, New York United States

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