Who are we?
Friends of CMLC is a new group formed by community members to advocate for and assist CMLC. There are many ways to help – big and small. Every little bit counts. If you would like to know more or want to join, e-mail the group at:
friends (dot) of (dot) cmlc (at) gmail (dot) com
( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Also, check us out on Facebook!
Ideas for action:
Join Friends of CMLC and help the center in a tangible way! All Friends should become knowledgeable about the history of the Sunflower House and CMLC. Know about all the services that are provided and the way the Center is being used. Be prepared to give a 2-minute “elevator speech” about the Center and its current vulnerability to someone who knows nothing about it.
ADVOCACY and OUTREACH—Publicize, promote and garner support; Write Letters to the GT and Barometer editors; Speak to groups, organizations, committees and clubs; Staff table at farmers’ market or other events; Gather petition signatures; Solicit support from businesses and other groups; Urge others to join the Friends of CMLC; Contact media outlets; Create fliers, posters, banners and other visuals
ASSISTANCE—Hands-on help; Give tours; Answer phones, and light office work; Help with child care; Help with CMLC events such as the bazaar and the fashion show; Help plan new events; Help with maintenance of the facility—small repairs, cleaning; Help with maintenance of the grounds—gardening; Form work parties for big jobs like painting
FUNDRAISING—Provide and solicit financial, and in-kind donations; Plan fundraiser events; Solicit donations; Solicit in-kind donations like office supplies, paint, etc.; Write receipts and thank you letters; Help find grant oportunities; Seek major donors.
For more information about joining our fundraising efforts, contact Jason at:
jasonssf (dot) cmlc (at) gmail (dot) com
( email@example.com )