Cub Run A Thon Fundraiser!

 

Make Raising Money Less Awkward with Cub Run-a-Thon Email Templates 

Look, it’s tough to email family and friends about school fundraisers. Asking for money – even for a good cause – is awkward.

Lindsay, a newer Cub Run parent, knows this better than most from her experience as a successful political fundraiser. She was nice enough to share some sample language from the emails she and her kindergartener sent to their family. Note the creative strategies they employed: offering to match gifts from select family members or “auctioning” a dinner with the student.

It’s pretty cool stuff. If you’re looking for a way to get more involved, but a bit shy about making a fundraising ask, try these out. (And if you have some feedback or a great success story, share it at cubrunptacommunity@gmail.com.)

Option 1: Traditional 

Subject: {Child’s Name} School Fundraiser

Friends and family,

{Child’s Name} first few week of {grade} have been great! {S/He} loves {her/his} teacher, and has already come home with great stories! {S/He} loves {name of class} class where they {what did they do}, and of course {s/he} loves gym and music class. I’m trying to be super involved and joined the PTA and signed up to be a room parent!

The PTA puts on ONE fundraiser a year and its a run-a-thon where the kids do a track and field spirit day outside.  It’s a great way to not only raise money for the school, but encourage the kids to get outside and get moving.  Plus, the best part, I’m not going to ask you to buy a tub of popcorn OR wrapping paper =)
This year the school is raising money for an outdoor classroom and new computers for the 5th and 6th graders. {Child’s name} might be too young right now to take advantage of the computers, but {s/he} will have years to enjoy the outdoor classroom. From taking the classroom outdoors to exploring nature, the learning possibilities are endless!

If you have a moment would you consider contributing $10 or $20 to support {child’s name}?  Classes that meet their fundraising goal get things like a pizza party and extra recess!  And even better, if the school meets its goal, every $50 a student raises earns them a strip of duct tape to tape the gym teacher to the wall!  {Child’s name} is really excited about this–a fun and silly way to get the kids involved!  The link is:  {enter link}.
Thank you so much!

Love,

{Family names}

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Option 2 (for older kids as long as child is ok with it and its limited to close friends and family you wouldn’t mind child having dinner with alone!): 
Subject: {Child’s Name} School Fundraiser + Win a Dinner with {Child’s Name}!

 

Dear friends and family,
{Child’s Name} first few week of {grade} have been great! {S/He} loves {her/his} teacher, and has already come home with great stories! {S/He} loves {name of class} class where they {what did they do}, and of course {s/he} loves gym and music class. I’m trying to be super involved and joined the PTA and signed up to be a room parent!

The PTA puts on ONE fundraiser a year and its a run-a-thon where the kids do a track and field spirit day outside.  It’s a great way to not only raise money for the school, but encourage the kids to get outside and get moving.  Plus, the best part, I’m not going to ask you to buy a tub of popcorn OR wrapping paper =)  This year, the school is raising money for computers for the 5th and 6th grades and an outdoor classroom!
From now through the end of the week, every $10 you donate will enter you in a drawing to have dinner with {Child’s name}!  Since {Child’s name} is a bit of a picky eater… {s/he} gets to pick the place! =)

If you have a moment would you consider contributing $10 or $20 to support {child’s name}? Classes that meet their fundraising goal get things like a pizza party and extra recess!  And even better, if the school meets its goal, every $50 a student raises earns them a strip of duct tape to tape the gym teacher to the wall!  {Child’s name} is really excited about this–a fun and silly way to get the kids involved!  The link is:  {enter link}.

Don’t forget – donate by the end of the week to enter for a chance to have dinner with {Child’s name}!  Thank you so much!

Love,

{Family names}

Option 3 (Parent Matching)

Subject: {Child’s Name} School Fundraiser: Please Donate Now and I’ll Match the Donation!

{Child’s Name} first few week of {grade} have been great! {S/He} loves {her/his} teacher, and has already come home with great stories! {S/He} loves {name of class} class where they {what did they do}, and of course {s/he} loves gym and music class. I’m trying to be super involved and joined the PTA and signed up to be a room parent!

The PTA puts on ONE fundraiser a year and it’s a run-a-thon where the kids do a track and field spirit day outside.  It’s a great way to not only raise money for the school, but encourage the kids to get outside and get moving.  Plus, the best part, I’m not going to ask you to buy a tub of popcorn OR wrapping paper =)  This year, the school is raising money for computers for the 5th and 6th grades and an outdoor classroom!
From now through {date}, we will match donations up to $50 total.  If you would consider contributing $10, with our match {Child’s name} will have raised $20!  Cub Run Elementary is a great school, and {Child’s name}  has been doing so great there.  New computers and an outdoor classroom will only make it better!  The link to donate is: {enter link}. Remember, every little bit helps!  Thank you so much!

Love,

{Family names}