Thursday, June 6, 2013

Help support adult literacy today!

What is it? A city-wide one-day organized fundraising challenge. The Academy of Hope will be competing against other non-profits in the region during the 24-hour period.
What is the purpose? Academy of Hope is attempting to raise money for the General Educational Development (GED) tests, because in early 2014, the cost will be rising from $50 to $120 to take the test. With this high school credential, adults are able to find better-paying jobs to support their families and they are more likely to support their children with their education endeavors. Academy of Hope’s goal is to reach $5,000.
What amount? $12 supplies a calculator for one learner, $24 helps a learner purchase a GED study book, and $48 helps advanced computer learners purchase textbooks for the IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification) class. And more is always welcome!
Why June 6? Non-profits are racing against each other for prizes and donations only count if they are received on June 6. Awards include:
 Most Donor Awards
•Most Donors for the Day: $15,000
•Most Donors at ½ Day Mark (12:00 pm on June 6th): $5,000
•Most Donors by Sector: $2,500 each
Most Dollars Raised Awards
•Most Dollars Raised: $5,000
•Most Dollars Raised by Sector: $1,000 each
“Best In” Awards
•Best in Social Media: $7,500
•Best Co-Branded Marketing Campaign: $7,500
•Best Do More 24 Event: $7,500

Please give today to help support our learners and reach our $5,000 goal for the day! Tell your friends and family!