Youth are rising to protect their future. With climate change already making big changes in the world, they are done sitting on the sidelines waiting for us adults to put real solutions in place.
On May 4th, they’re taking to the streets and raising money to help reach their goal: to SolaRISE Portland, an initiative to put solar panels on the public schools in the city!
SolaRISE Portland includes students of all ages across the city as well as faculty, administration, parents, city leaders, and environmental groups. Everyone’s doing their part to protect this planet for future generations. And, we would love to have YOU!!
Please join us as a co-sponsor for our first outreach event and fundraiser.
WHAT WE ARE DOING:
--On Saturday, May 4th, we are having a walk in Portland--SUNday on Saturday--starting at City Hall and ending in Deering Oaks. We hope to have 1,000 youth and adult allies showing the community how important it is to protect our future! Here is the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/377986509706488/
--Our goal is to raise $25,000 to show the community how important this vision is to all of us. Donations will go to the Foundation for Portland Public Schools (a 501c3). Our crowdfunding site is here: https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/solariseportland
--We want 25 organizations to join us as co-sponsors. Will you be one of them!?
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU TO BE A CO-SPONSOR:
--Please commit to doing a Facebook post twice about the walk and the fundraising effort. We will send out reminders over the next 4 weeks so we can coordinate this message!
--Please write an email blast specific to this effort; share your enthusiasm for our initiative, and ask your members to make a donation and join the walk.
--Make a donation directly to our efforts. You can mail your check to Foundation for Portland Public Schools, 353 Cumberland Avenue Portland, ME 04101
For small organizations with one or less full time staff, we hope for $25For medium size organizations with 2-4 paid staff, we hope for $50For larger organizations, we hope for $100 And, if you can give more…… we hope for that too!
We are grateful for the work your organization does to make Maine a healthy, safe, and prospering place. Please join us! With your help, we can make our initial fundraising and outreach effort a huge success!!
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah at Campaign Earth: firstname.lastname@example.org.