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May 4,  2013     <Salutation>  <First  Name>  <Last  Name>   <Street>   <City>,  <State>    <Zip>     Dear  <Greeting>,     For  most  youth  transitioning  out  of  the  foster  care  system,  attending  college  is  only  a  dream.    But  for   those  who  have  persevered  and  beaten  the  odds,  you  have  stepped  in  to  make  sure  they  have  the   necessary  supplies,  caring  support  and  encouragement  needed  for  college  success.     Your  past  support  of  Just  in  Time’s  College  Bound  program  has  helped  hundreds  of  former  foster   youth  pursue  their  dreams  of  a  brighter  future.    Youth  like  Guadalupe,  who  despite  having  eight   different  placements  during  her  nine  years  in  foster  care,  still  has  this  dream:     My  desire  is  not  just  to  become  a  teacher;  I  wish  to  become  the  best  teacher  a  young  child  can   have.    I  believe  that  children  with  the  right  knowledge  will  become  the  world’s  most  precious   resource.  It  is  within  their  minds  where  ideas  flourish  to  improve  our  world,  therefore,  I  must   educate  myself,  so  I  can  educate  them.     I,  like  you,  share  Guadalupe’s  belief  that  our  children  are  our  most  precious  resource  and,  through   education,  they  will  flourish  and  change  the  world.    In  fact,  my  life  in  public  service  began  as  a  teacher  in   the  Sweetwater  Union  High  School  District,  so  I  know  firsthand  the  value  of  education  and  the  positive   impact  someone  like  Guadalupe  can  make  in  our  community.     The  County  has  been  a  supporter  of  Just  In  Time  since  its  inception  and  continues  to  grow  the  partnership   to  provide  basic  needs  for  emancipated  foster  youth.    We  will  join  together  once  again  on  June  8th  and   June  22nd,  to  celebrate  over  75  College  Bound  youth.     As  a  past  supporter,  you  know  the  rewards  of  seeing  these  youth  begin  a  new  chapter  in  their  lives.     Please  share  with  me  this  opportunity  to  once  again  shape  the  future  of  our  young  people.     On  behalf  of  the  San  Diego  County  Board  of  Supervisors,  Just  in  Time  for  Foster  Youth,  and  the  hundreds   of  College  Bound  youth  you  have  supported  and  will  continue  to  support,  thank  you!       Sincerely,               Greg  Cox,  Chairman   San  Diego  County  Board  of  Supervisors     P.S.    Your  past  support  of  College  Bound  has  helped  hundreds  of  former  foster  youth  pursue  their   educational  dreams  to  create  a  brighter  future.    Please  take  a  moment  to  make  a  gift  or  volunteer  today!     Thank  you!   Mailing  Address:  PO  Box  81292  •  San  Diego,  CA  92138  •  Physical  Address:  3878  Old  Town  Ave.  •  Suite  200  •  San  Diego,  CA  92110   Phone:  619-­‐683-­‐9340  •  Email:  JIT@jitfosteryouth.org  •  Non-­‐profit  501(c)(3)  •  Federal  Tax  ID#  20-­‐5448416    www.jitfosteryouth.org  

Sample Direct Mail Appeal Letter  
Sample Direct Mail Appeal Letter  

Sample direct mail fundraising appeal letter created for Just in Time for Foster Youth, signed by San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chai...

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