Thank you to Joe, a Project 680 supporter, for sharing a support letter he plans to share with friends. We’re not sure if he’s going to do that via email or on paper, but Joe thought it might be helpful to share with others – and we agree. Use it and feel free to edit according to your needs. Thanks for your support. The “Head to Toe” drive is coming soon, so let’s plan and prepare.
Potential Letter to Share with Your Contacts
Hello my friends. I recently learned that student homelessness is an issue in our school district, so I’ve decided to team up with Project 680 to do something about it. Project 680 is an all-volunteer local organization to support homeless students in practical ways.
I just wanted to let you know I’m participating in a clothing drive with Project 680 to provide hoodies and shoes to homeless students in the FCUSD. Why hoodies and shoes? Because the Liaison for Homeless Services (a paid position in the school district) has informed Project 680 that kids in her caseload needs these items. It’s therefore our goal to collect 680 hoodies and $680 in donations (or Payless Shoe Source gift cards) to take care of homeless students from “head to toe.” We’ll officially collect between October 7 and November 7, and we’ll have a finale get-together at Rancho Cordova City Hall on November 7th too.
Kids like zipper-front hoodies, so that is what we will be collecting. We are asking for NEW (not used) zip-front hoodies in any color or size for kids in grades K-12 (graphics are okay, but must be appropriate). We are NOT collecting shoes, but instead accepting donations or Payless Shoe Source gift cards so we can better fit the actual shoe sizes needed. Checks can be made payable to “Cordova Community Council” with “Project 680? in the memo section for anyone wanting to make a tax-deductible financial donation. The Cordova Community Council is Project 680’s 501c3 sponsor and they are located at2729 Prospect Park Dr. Suite 117 Rancho Cordova CA 95670 (916) 273-5704.
I’d love for you to consider getting involved in this community effort. Not only will new hoodies and shoes help keep kids warm during the colder months, but they’ll speak volumes to students about how our community is looking out for them. Moreover, having adequate clothing helps keep these kids in school.
Thank you so much for your support.
<YOUR NAME HERE>
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