Dear Rotary Club of York Ainsty
I am writing to confirm receipt of your generous donation totalling £250.00 which has funded 12 SchoolBags :) Thank you so much for choosing to support School in a Bag – we are so grateful. Please find attached your School in a Bag certificate which outlines the numbers of the 12 SchoolBags you have kindly funded. You can also see detail by entering these numbers in to the ‘Track My Bag’ section on new www.schoolinabag.org website. You should by now also have received an automated email notifying you that one of your SchoolBags has been delivered - we set the database to communicate this as the default setting would send you a separate email for each SchoolBag that you funded…and we don’t want to clog up your inbox! When you track your SchoolBag, click the button ‘view all bags funded by this person' to see every bag that you funded.
Please feel free to share your great contribution on social media - if you do, please can we ask that you tag School in a Bag in to the post. Thank you in advance.
Here at School in a Bag we are surviving and thankful for having good reserves. The team of four has halved as two of our colleagues have moved on to secure and better paid jobs which has worked out neatly all around. We are thankfully busy and funding SchoolBags...with recent consignments handed out in Guinea Bissau, Tanzania and Nepal. In addition to this we have funded further projects in Ghana, Nepal, The Gambia and Georgia. One thing that is clear is that the need for SchoolBags now is greater than ever!
Lockdown No.1 gave us the chance to design and build a new, much needed website which we are really pleased with. It provides comprehensive information about our work and includes a better donation platform, offering supporters greater breadth in how they fund their SchoolBags. The donation section also gives donors the opportunity to donate towards our running costs – the latter being a new necessary addition given that we have lost in the region of £100,000 of income from events we have had to cancel due to COVID – funds which would ordinarily go in to our expenses pot to fund us as an organisation.
The website includes an e-shop and our Christmas campaign to fund SchoolBags in lieu of sending Christmas cards, as Christmas presents or for virtual secret Santa gifts launches today. The shop also includes School in a Bag merchandise which would make great Christmas stocking fillers! Lastly, look out for us in the Christmas guides of The Observer, Telegraph, Daily Express and Grazia magazines :). Ho ho ho!
May I take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful continued support.
Founder and CEO
Phone: + 44 (0)1935 849160
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