Save a Life-Sponsor a Program Campaign: End of 2014 Appeal from NAMI JuneauNovember 15, 2015
Dear Friend of NAMI Juneau,
I am writing to you to ask you to support, NAMI Juneau, an extraordinary organization that needs your support. We are a group of people dedicated to educating, supporting, and advocating for individuals and families living with mental illness (MI)
As a trained peer facilitator and teacher for two of NAMI's signature free programs, I am privileged to support people who have a family member living with mental illness. We provide a safe place for family members to gather, share, and learn from peers who understand because we've "been there." I often see the 'aha' moments in the faces of folks as they leave a support group meeting or class session. This is how NAMI transforms, dare I say, saves a life.
I am now president of the Juneau affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. I want to invite you to participate in the Save a Life-Sponsor a Program Campaign. Because our programs can be so life-changing, we have developed ambitious plans to expand our outreach. Besides offering our free NAMI Family to Family Course for family members with a loved one living with MI, we are preparing to offer two new NAMI free NAMI signature programs, the NAMI Basics Course-for parents and caregivers caring for a child or teenager with early occurring MI, and the NAMI Peer-to-Peer Course-for persons living with MI. These programs provide vital and often life-changing information, resources, and inspiration for everyone who grapples with mental illness.
Getting these NAMI programs off the ground is a major effort and expense. The Save a Life-Sponsor a Program Campaign is designed to maximize the recruitment of prospective teachers and to let people know in our community about these outstanding and impactful programs. We have a goal to raise $3,000 by the end of the year.
Everyone who donates can choose to sponsor one of the three programs. Or you can choose to donate to the NAMI Juneau Training and Leadership fund. The minimum donation is $50. Everyone who sponsors will receive a NAMI pin. Those who can sponsor at $250 or above will receive one of our new NAMI Extra Tough sweatshirts. All donors who participate in the Save a Life-Sponsor a Program Campaign will be listed as sponsors in the 2015 marketing and recruiting materials for the NAMI program you choose.
To support this campaign, go to the NAMI Juneau webpage at www.namijuneau.org and click on "Donate" on the menu and click on the "Save a Life-Sponsor a Program" tab. Follow the directions on the webpage to make a secure and tax deductible sponsorship gift. Thanks in advance for your generosity.
President, NAMI Juneau
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