Laos - The Path Less Taken Fundraising Letter
In ________ of 2015, I will join a group of volunteers to Laos on a mission to help a struggling community to achieve sustainability. The community projects we will be working on are quite varied, from helping local children to infrastructure repairs that are greatly needed.
The project site will be in the wonderful area of Luang Prabang, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its charming French-colonial architecture. Unfortunately, Laos has the dubious honor of being the most heavily bombed nation in history because American fighters used it as a dumping ground for explosives during the Vietnam War. While landmines have been cleared from all major tourist areas, and the areas where Globe Aware works, thousands of Lao people are maimed and killed every year by the tons of unexploded ordinance still not cleared from the countryside. We have a variety of work projects that we contribute our time to, depending on their immediate need. We have the opportunity to work at a government orphanage, making improvements to the school infrastructure and improving/maintaining general repairs to doors, windows and pipes used in buildings.
By making a pledge on my behalf, you are supporting global sustainability projects on a local level, and contributing to a greater world of understanding and awareness. My goal is to raise at least $______ this year. Over 85% of your contribution goes directly to the programs.
Please help me reach that goal with your pledge. Your donation is 100% tax deductible and you will receive a receipt for your tax records.
I appreciate your consideration in sponsoring me. Your support, no matter what the amount, is deeply appreciated. You can donate online, by clicking here
Globe Aware, a non-profit volunteer organization, is leading and organizing the program. Upon my return, I will send out a brief recap of the volunteer experience to all my sponsors. Thank you in advance for your support. Please call me if you have any questions or comments about this program. I can be reached at ___________phone number.