*Just in case you need a little help…*

Sample team stories for you to use as inspiration just in case you aren’t sure how to personalize your message:

-Generic Copy/Paste example-less personal-

Dear <FRIENDS/FAMILY> or better <NAME>,

I will be participating in the 2018 Steps to Home Walk & Ice Cream Social on May 12th at Mill No. 5 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The purpose of the walk is to help fund Lowell Transitional Living Center and their services that save lives and give hope to people experiencing homelessness.

We have all had the experience of seeing someone sleeping on a sidewalk, huddling in a stairway in the rain, living in a tent, or keeping shelter under a bridge. We see this fellow human being from the comfort of our cars and wish we could do something. Sometimes it feels like the problem is too big and complicated, and that there isn’t really anything we can do.

We do have the power to make a lasting gift to that person.

Lowell Transitional Living Center (also known as LTLC) offers food, shelter, housing, and healthcare to people experiencing homelessness right here in our own community. Caring LTLC Case Managers help each person reclaim their lost identity, reunite with family, and take control of their finances while living in stable transitional housing. LTLC former guests can even receive continued care long after they move into their own homes.

We CAN all make a difference for someone experiencing homelessness right here where we live. LTLC helps people all throughout the Merrimack Valley — Tewksbury, Wilmington, Dracut, Chelmsford, and all the other towns in the Greater Lowell area.

Please help me and my walk team, <NAME OF YOUR WALK TEAM>, support the Lowell Transitional Living Center by contributing to the 2018 Steps to Home Walk. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

<Link to your fundraising page or include a return envelope if mailing>

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

-Personal example-

Dear <NAME>,

I will be participating in the 2018 Steps to Home Walk & Ice Cream Social on May 12th at Mill No. 5 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The purpose of the walk is to help fund Lowell Transitional Living Center and their services that can give hope to someone experiencing homelessness.

Homelessness touches everyone who ever knew that person who is suffering. My former classmate and best friend began showing signs of mental illness and then disappeared just last year. I managed to eventually track her down only to find her living on a sidewalk in Boston using a sewer crate to keep warm. I’m happy to report that she finally accepted help and is back with her family. I know that my participation in events like the Steps to Home Walk can help someone like her, and this is an opportunity for my friends and family to also take action and make a difference.

Please help me and my walk team, <NAME OF YOUR WALK TEAM>, support the Lowell Transitional Living Center by contributing to the 2018 Steps to Home Walk. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

<Link to your fundraising page or include a return envelope if mailing>

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]