As much as it annoys me to do anything remotely like this, it really is the best way we’ve found to help promote and fund The Mentoring Project. We’re about to send out a mass e-mail offering an autographed book when people sign up to support a mentor. It’s a great cause so I’m having to get over the “infomercial” connotation. Please forgive. Anyway, here’s a copy of the e-mail that is about to go out. Thanks…
It’s been a long time since I’ve sent out an e-mail, but this one is important. And it may even lead to an autographed book or two arriving in your mailbox!
As you may already know, The Belmont Foundation has changed its name to The Mentoring Project, and in so doing we’ve launched our most ambitious campaign yet: To recruit ten-thousand mentors through one-thousand churches.
There are over twenty-seven million kids growing up without fathers, and yet there are over three-hundred thousand churches already in place to meet the need. The Mentoring Project is equipping churches to operate mentoring programs as an answer to the crisis of fatherlessness in America. We are the hope that so many kids have been waiting for.
While we are recruiting and training ten-thousand mentors, we are also recruiting donors like you to support a mentor. It takes $5 per month to support a mentor. That’s it. Just five bucks, and you will be part of the solution.
And if you respond to this e-mail, and donate at least $10 per month, we will send you an autographed copy of Jazz Notes, a special hardback edition of Blue Like Jazz. And if you donate $25, we will send two. In fact, you can pick up as many as you like, and they’ll come to you in the mail immediately, well before Christmas.
Click this link to visit our new donation page, and support a mentor today. We can’t thank you enough for partnering with us as, together, we provide a hopeful answer to the American crisis of fatherlessness.