Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Fwd: fund raiser

Good morning,
Below is a note from a friend and client who is doing a fund raiseing that is worth reading about. Please email Jim is you have any questions. You will need to read all the way to the end.
Also- please make sure that people understand that all money goes to Harbor House Shelter- In addition- anyone who contributes at the Gold level or higher will get a choice of a Atacama Dessert Crossing  T-Shirt, a hat or a Buff- And corporate sponsors can get there company name on my shirt or pack- or I can take photos with a flag etc.- and at the pace I compete-I can guarantee Maximum product exposure. Thanks for doing this- I think this is a really good cause. Also- people can email me directly if they have any questions.

Board of Directors



Marven Jones
1st Vice President
Charmaine Sims
2nd Vice President
Linda Lippold


Mileen Joines


Mary Bricker


Alberta Burton
Scott Billadeau
Ellie Guenette
Diane Jurina
Mike Lockwood
Gerry Morgan
Nancy Payne
Raelynn Roman
Lee Sharman
Darrel Smith
Robert Williams
Senator Debbie Halvorson
Dr. Jim Simone


Executive Director

Robin Savage
Outreach Coordinator
Buffy Neveau
Family Violence Services
P.O. Box 1824 w Kankakee, Illinois 60901
CRISIS (815) 932-5800 w Office (815) 932-5814 w FAX (815) 935-3551
100 East Walnut Street w Watseka, IL 60970
CRISIS (815) 432-3500 w Office (815) 432-3523 w FAX (815) 432-3414
E-mail: harbor2@harborhousedv.org  w Resale Store (815) 432-3525
Dear Friend & Supporter,
This summer Dr. Jim Simone, a Harbor House honorary board member, will be competing in the 2006 Atacama Desert Crossing in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.  This is a 150 mile, 7 day ultra marathon that begins July 23, 2006.  He has competed in many grueling events, and has traveled the world in an effort to continually challenge himself, but more importantly, to raise funds for deserving charities.  This year all pledges will be given to our organization.
Harbor House is a not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence and their children.  Harbor House has been in existence for over 25 years, and the need for our unique services continues to grow.  Unfortunately because of budget cuts and shifting governmental priorities, Harbor House funding has not increased proportionately. 
In order to expand our services to meet the needs of our community, we are asking for your pledge dollars.  Not only will your involvement sustain Dr. Simone’s efforts to complete this race, but your generous donation will also aid survivors of domestic violence in their own journey. 
Please do not send any money at this time.  This is simply a pledge form.  All we ask is that you indicate the level of support with which you are comfortable, and we will contact you in the near future to collect your tax deductible donation.  Please feel free to keep track of the race or email Dr. Simone at www.racingtheplanet.com.  Your correspondence and encouragement are sure to be a great inspiration to him.
Harbor House Board, Staff, & Volunteers
Yes, I would like to support Harbor House.  I am willing to make a tax-deductible donation at the following level:
 Corporate:       $1000                       Silver:               $100
 Platinum:          $500                         Bronze:             $50
 Gold: $250                         Other:               ______________ (Please indicate amount)
Street Address:_____________________________________________________________ 
Phone Number:_________________________ Email:_____________________________
Thank you for your participation, we will be contacting you in the near future to collect your tax-deductible pledge. A receipt of your donation will be provided.

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