the appalachia volunteers program
THIS SECTION IS INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE APPALACHIA VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM-2012-2013
Dues: $50 are to be paid online here: https://commerce.cashnet.com/UMM
Dues are non refundable and must be paid by October 5th.
Letter Campaign: The majority of our funds are generated through our letter campaign. Download the campaign letter from our "Forms" page and print and sign 11 copies. Address and stamp 11 envelopes to 11 different households, organizations, institutions, internships, employers, etc. Click here for specific instructions. Letters are due on November 4th.
Raffle: Download and print out the raffle tickets from the "Forms and Letters" page. Each student must sell 40 $5 raffle tickets for a total of $200. Once you have collected your $200, you will bring your 40 raffle tickets, complete with the purchasers's information on the front and your name written on the back of each ticket, to the meeting on December 2nd and pay your $200 online here: https://commerce.cashnet.com/UMM. Please print the confirmation receipt of your payment.
ON-LINE Giving: please post this link on your social media pages:
Send the link to your family, friends, coworkers, BC alumni, or anyone else who would be willing to donate to the Appalachia Volunteers.
THIS SECTION IS INFORMATION FOR DONORS TO THE APPALACHIA VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM -2012-2013
The Appalachia Volunteers Program is paid by only the money the students raise in fundraising. Last year, our budget was $300,000 and we anticipate that this number will increase significantly in the coming years.
Where are the costs coming from?
A large percentage of our budget goes towards transportation expenses. We charter buses to centralized car rental locations, then rent minivans and drive to our destination.
How do we cover the costs?
This program is open to anone who wants to join. There is no application process and the only money that much from a participant's pocket is a $50 program fee.
Throughout the year, we sponsor fundraising events that give students the chance to raise money by two different ways,
1.) Selling tickets to prize giveaways
2.) Sending letters appealing to family and friends
What you can do to help!
With your tax-deductible donation to our program, you are making a valuable investment in a learning experience whose lessons many of our future leaders that will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
There are two ways you can help
1.) Donate online!
Click on the image above to donate online
Type in your information
Hit "Submit Gift"
And you're done! It's that easy!
Important Reminder: Make sure you put "Appalachia Volunteer" as the designated option.
2.) Mail a check to:
Appalachia Volunteers Program
Boston College, Office of Campus Ministry
McElroy Commons 233
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
If your corporation matches donations, please enclose the appropriate forms.
*Please note that under the umbrella of the Trustees for Boston College, The Appalachia Volunteers Program is a non-profit 501(c)3 with a federal tax exemption number of 04-2103545.
Attention Appa Volunteer!
You can win prizes for selling the most raffle tickets!
Autographed Tim Thomas Photo
Dinner with Father Michael
Gift cards to:
-Coolidge Corner Theater