CORD USA Fundraiser kits

 

CORD programs and activities have been inspired and formulated based on dynamic and vibrant interactions with thousands of villagers. CORDUSA brings this spirit for our awareness programs here as well as for getting involved with local service programs in USA. We have been doing fundraising events and awareness programs across the nation for a number of years.  Here we have the link to CORD USA fundraiser kits we have created over the years that you might want to utilize when you are doing awareness programs.

Current Needs

Planning your fundraiser? We have immediate needs in the areas of:

Health, Nutrition, Sanitation & Disability Services
Creating Livelihood Opportunities
Capacity Building of CBOs
Overall Support of a Village

Contact subha [at] cordusa [dot] org to know more!

What: Walk for CORD!

How: See the list of resources below.
When: Decided by the center
Impact: All proceeds go to the CORD center of their choice

Walkathon Kit

General Information about CORD What is CORD? How does it operate? What is its connection with CORDUSA?
CORD Presentation Sample presentation on CORD and the walkathon which can be shown to members when announcing the walk
Organizing the walkathon Guidelines on how to conduct a successful walkathon
Pledge sheet Sample pledge sheet along with rules for participants
Request for Sponsorship by Students Sample letter which students can use by phone or email to ask for pledges
Request for Donations by Acharya Sample letter which can be used to request funds and/or prizes with the support of the local Acharya
Reuqest Donations from local business Sample letter which can be sent from CORD lead to the local businesses requesting donation and sponsorship for the event
Walkathon Poster Sample poster which can be used for marketing the walkathon in public areas
Press Release Sample of an article which can be sent to print media for marketing
Thank You Letter Sample follow-up letter which can be given to sponsors of fund and/or prizes

Subha Varma Pathial
CORDUSA Inc.
Tax ID – 27-0540459
Toll free number: (866) 580-5508
Fax: (866) 580-5508

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What: Readathon!

How: See the list of resources below.
When: Decided by the center
Impact: All proceeds go to the CORD center of their choice

We are always looking for ways to get people of all ages to be involved with CORDUSA. This initiative is geared especially for the younger children, who are in the elementary school. One of the things we all want to do is to help our children further their secular and spiritual education. We have a proposal for that, which will enable our children to do exactly that! Our readathons have been very successful in the Summer months, but to our amazement, children continue to read and turn it into donation through out the school year as well!

Read-a-thon is long standing concept, where children read books and the libraries/dear ones give them gifts for reading the books. We propose that you help your child to run a readathon over the summer where the pledges he/she collect will go to help CORD programs. They will feel good about helping the less fortunate ones while getting ahead in their education here. A win-win situation indeed!

We request you to take the initiative and implement this program before the summer recess of Bala Vihar and Yuvakendra classes in your CM Center. Encourage them to do the throughout the year if they would like. We would like to recognize our readathon leaders, please send us the picture, age, and a little about the child!

Please download the kit from here.

Thank you for your anticipated participation.

Subha Varma Pathial
CORDUSA Inc.
Tax ID – 27-0540459
Toll free number: (866) 580-5508
Fax: (866) 580-5508

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What: Penny Wars!

Challenge at your local Mission Center’s Balavihar sessions

Purpose: The purpose of this initiative is so that through the hype of this initiative, our Balavihar students get an understanding of CORD and seva – as Gurudev puts it, service to humanity is service to the Lord of Lords. It is less about fundraising and more about awareness across our Balavihar platform. Nonetheless, their contributions are still valuable, however little.

RULES: Penny Wars is an initiative between each class group. Each class group will be assigned one jar, and these jars will be lined up at your center during Balavihar. Each class will be putting in pennies into their own jar; students are also encouraged to put quarters, dimes, nickels, dollar bills, or any other type of money into other class’s jars. Pennies in a class’s jar bring positive points to that class group. Nickels, dimes, quarters, bills all bring negative points. At the end of the month, the class with the highest collected amount wins!

What is the proposed use for the funds raised? The money raised from this initiative can be used to help your local Bhutanese Community. If your center does not have a Bhutanese refugee community in proximity, the funds can be donated to the national CORD USA cause, or to CORD causes around the globe. These causes include funds needed for CORD Sri Lanka, CORD Deuladiha, and others. In previous years, we raised up to 9K from the participating centers! These funds went into funding various projects helping the Bhutanese across North America. In some centers, we were able to hold Balavihar workshops by CHYKs for the Bhutanese children.

How to get started?
Please contact subha [at] cordusa [dot] org if you would like to host your own Penny Wars! You can download FAQ and flyer from here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you in advance for your kindness,

Subha Varma Pathial
CORDUSA Inc.
Tax ID – 27-0540459
Toll free number: (866) 580-5508
Fax: (866) 580-5508

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