Fundraising Toolkit

Thank You!

Thank you for your willingness to step up and help CORA build a community without hunger!  This event is an important fundraiser raises money to address food insecurity right here in Chatham County.  Each year we provide nearly 975,350 meals to 12,700 people. 

The Hunger 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is a pledge-based event and reaching our fundraising goal will depend on how successful our teams and individuals are in their effort to raise money. Set the bar high! 

By collecting donations, YOU make the real difference in the lives of our neighbors in need. How can you do that? Check out the tools below to help you reach your goal!

Sample Messages - Feel free to make these your own!

Sample Fundraising Email

To: everyoneIknow@email.com

Subject: How You Can Help Build a Community Without Hunger

On June 15th, I will take steps to help my neighbors facing food insecurity.

That's the day that I will take part in an amazing community event in Pittsboro whose goal is to raise money to make life better for hungry families in Chatham County. I have joined Team _____ , and we will be walking/running in the Hunger 5K & Fun Walk. Your support will help make my participation a success.

CORA provides food to individuals and families within our community who are in need during difficult personal economic periods. CORA place of hope and comfort for many in our community, a respite from their struggles where there is always an empathetic ear, supportive smile, and shelves of food to help meet their needs. CORA currently fills 100% of client requests and turns no resident away.

It's easy to support me and my team. Go to https://secure.qgiv.com/event/corahunger5k/ and click on Donate. Please make sure that you pledge to Team              so that we are able to meet our goal of being a top fundraising team. Our team goal is to raise $_____ to help the children and families in our area.

Thanks so much for your support,

XXX

 

Sample Team Building Email

To: myfriends@email.com; myfamily@email.com; mycoworkers@email.com

Subject: Let's build a community without hunger!

I am participating in an upcoming event that will make life better for many in Chatham County, and I want you to join me! This spring, we can walk/run in the Hunger 5K & Fun Walk and raise money for CORA. We are going to have a lot of fun on Team ____ and we'll be making life better those facing food insecurity in our community.

CORA provides food to individuals and families within our community who are in need during difficult personal economic periods. CORA place of hope and comfort for many in our community, a respite from their struggles where there is always an empathetic ear, supportive smile, and shelves of food to help meet their needs. CORA currently fills 100% of client requests and turns no resident away.

Here are the details:

When: Saturday, June 15th 2019 @ 8:30 a.m.

Where: Russet Run, Pittsboro, NC

How: Registering to be part of my team is EASY. Go to https://secure.qgiv.com/event/corahunger5k/ and click on Register Then select “Join a Team” and follow the directions.

The bigger we grow our team, the better. Maybe we will even be the top fundraising team and win a prize! I also really want to make life better for all the children and families facing hunger in our area, so I'm hoping that you'll accept my challenge as a team member to raise $250.

For more information about why it's so important to me to be a part of the Hunger 5K and Fun Walk, visit www.corafoodpantry.org or contact me at ___ -___ -____.

Thank you,

XXX

 

Sample Weekly Team Update

To: allmyteammembers@email.com

Subject: We are building a community without hunger!

Again this week Team _____ has blown me away with your amazing commitment to raise money for CORA. In the last week, we have welcomed _____, ______ and _____ to our team. We're so glad you're joining us!

We are making great strides in meeting our goal of $_____. We've currently raised $____ which is a __% increase over last week. WOW!

I am so pleased and honored to have each one of you on my team. I can't wait to meet up with you at the race so we can let everyone know that Team              has made life better for all the children and families facing hunger in our area.

Thanks so much for your support,

XXX