Volunteers

DESTINY JACKSON FOUNDATION INITIATIVE

Our fundraisers use their voice and talent to get the job done. From cupcake sales to lemonade stands to home fundraisers, our fundraisers are tenacious, innovative, and inspirational. By mobilizing your friends and family, you too, can play a part in creating a world where kids with parents in prison thrive. View more.

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YOUR FUNDRAISING TOOLKIT!

#1. Meet Virtually: Chat away! Gather your friends, family, and neighbors online for a virtual fundraising meeting. This is one of the coolest, interactive ways to gain awareness and raise funds from any location. Sweet right? Meet via Skype or Google Hangout. Then, schedule a local follow up meeting at your home, a library, or a local park, if you can. Here's a sample agenda.

#2. Host A Competition: What is a fun and competitive event? Hmm, let's see: volleyball, potato sack races, bean bag tosses, tug of war, the limbo, a basketball game—you name it! Whatever the event may be, all you have to do is organize it. Invite some friends, family, and neighbors. Spread the word. Charge a $3 - $5 entry fee per person. Let attendees know how the entry fee is helping our kids with parents in prison. Don't forget to take some selfies to share with us!

#3. Write A Letter: Rather than asking others to donate, writing or typing a letter creates a personal pathway of communication. Letters can outline all the awesome information that you need to say. Not sure what to say in your letter? Here's a sample organization template for you, along with an amazingly detailed how-to video: 

 

Dear [Insert Recipient's Name]:

INTRODUCTION

CALL TO ACTION

CLOSING

 

Join me,

[Your name]

 

TIPS, TIPS, AND MORE TIPS!

  1. Always share your fundraising efforts on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
  2. Repost and reshare our social media posts to remain engaged and educated!
  3. Become a DestinyJackson.org Insider by joining our newsletter!
  4. Encourage others to follow and subscribe to the foundation's social media pages!
  5. Email your friends and family weekly or bi-weekly updates regarding what you are doing, how they can help, and friendly reminders!
  6. Encourage your friends and family to pledge $1 in support for our kids with parents in prison. A little goes a long way! 
  7. Tweet @ParentsInPrison some words of encouragement, so that we can retweet those words to our Destiny Jackson Foundation mentees with parents in prison!
  8. Take pictures at your fundraisers and share them with us. Become a part of our fundraiser hall of fame. Wow!
  9. Pray for our kids with parents in prison. They love to hear that you pray for them regularly! 
  10. Share this page with folks who are just as motivated and driven to seeing our kids with parents in prison excel! 
  11. Mark your calendar for June 10, 2019. Gather a group of friends to participate with you in our 3rd Annual International Awareness Walk for Kids With Parents In Prison. View previous highlights.

TEAMS, TEAMS, AND MORE TEAMS!  

You also should get involved with our other amazing action teams: 

A SURPRISE FOR YOU!  

S P O I L E R   A L E R T

We are so grateful for your interest in becoming a volunteer partner and a fundraiser. If you raise at least $2,000 in contributions, then Destiny will personally congratulate you via video chat! 

 

HAVE A QUESTION? LET US KNOW!

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