Help YouthBuild Win $1 Million – Templates

It’s time to get out the vote!  Help YouthBuild Philadelphia win the American Giving Awards competition with the most votes.  Copy, paste, and personalize these templates to spread the word to friends and family.  Feel free to modify as you see fit – be creative!

TEMPLATE EMAIL (send before Nov. 27th)

Friends –

I hope this email finds you well.  I’m writing to let you know about an exciting opportunity for YouthBuild Philadelphia, and to ask for your help.  YouthBuild Philly is one of 25 organizations eligible to win up to $1,000,000 through the American Giving Awards program sponsored by Chase Bank.  Winners will be determined by online votes.  This is a national competition and the winners will be announced at a televised awards ceremony December 8 on NBC.

YouthBuild Philly gives high school dropouts a second chance to earn their diplomas while learning job skills. Winning a donation between $125,000 to $1,000,000 from Chase will help us send these at-risk students to college and trade schools.  Watch this amazing video about YouthBuild to learn more: bit.ly/AGAVideo

The American Giving Awards present a huge opportunity for a small program like YouthBuild Philadelphia, and we need everyone’s support to get out the vote. Voting starts November 27 and ends December 4.

To receive a reminder once the voting period starts, please RSVP to this Facebook event: bit.ly/ClickYB . Once you’ve RSVP’d , take a moment to invite your friends!

In the meantime, please help us spread the word to your friends, contacts, and networks by forwarding this email and sharing this information on Facebook and Twitter.  You can also check out this list of ways to help YouthBuild win: bit.ly/HelpYBWin

Contact Sarah Peterson (speterson@youthbuildphilly.org) if you and/or your organization would like to help.

Thank you for your support!

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TEMPLATE EMAIL (send during voting on Nov. 27 through Dec. 4)

Friends –

An organization I support, YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, is in the running for a large donation from the Chase Community Giving competition. I’m writing to ask you to take two minutes to vote for YouthBuild Philly to win today!  Here is the link to the voting page: bit.ly/VoteNowYB

YouthBuild Philly gives high school dropouts a second chance to earn their diplomas while learning job skills. Winning $1,000,000  from Chase will help them send these at-risk students to college and trade schools.  Watch this amazing video about YouthBuild to learn more: bit.ly/AGAVideo

Once you’ve voted, please spread the word by Tweeting about it and posting it to your Facebook wall – they will need as many votes as they can get! Share this with your friends!

Thank you for your help!
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SET THIS AS YOUR FACEBOOK STATUS (before Nov. 27)
Join me in supporting  @YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School! This innovative school gives high school dropouts a second chance to earn their diploma and go on to college and careers.  YouthBuild could win up to $1 million in the American Giving Awards.   RSVP to this event to receive a reminder when voting starts: http://bit.ly/ClickYB
Watch this video to learn more about this amazing organization: bit.ly/AGAVideo
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SET THIS AS YOUR FACEBOOK STATUS (between Nov. 27 and Dec. 4)
I just voted for @YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School!  This innovative program for former high school dropouts could win up to $1 million in the American Giving Awards, and they need your vote too! Click here to vote: bit.ly/VoteNowYB
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TWITTER TEMPLATE (before Nov. 27)

Will you #ClickForYB? Pledge today to help @youthbuildphily win $1M: bit.ly/ClickYB | Watch to learn more: bit.ly/AGAVideo

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TWITTER TEMPLATE (Nov. 27 – Dec. 4)

VOTE to help @youthbuildphily win $1M bit.ly/VoteNowYB | Watch this vid to learn more about YouthBuild: bit.ly/AGAVideo #ClickForYB
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