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Ways to Support the MAM Back to School Program

Set up your own fundraising page for the Back to School Program!

Set a goal, and ask your friends and colleagues to support a cause you care about!

View instructions and ideas below!

Is your friend, business, congregation or group hosting a team fundraiser for MAM?

 

Find their page on our list of participants and help them meet their goal!

 
Setting up your fundraising page
  1. Go to MAM's Reason2Race website to get started!

  2. Click “Join Team” and create your profile, fundraising page and set your goal

  3. Share your page with your social network

  4. Challenge your friends to support your fundraiser or create their own pages

Your fundraising page should include:

  • A monetary goal! $50 can purchase clothing for one child, so for example, if you choose a goal of $1,000, it equals new school clothes for 20 children!

  • A short description of why you have chosen to support this cause. This will help you when you ask your family, friends and network to support you.

FUN Ways to FUNdraise!

Here are a few ways to get donations coming in:

  • Send an email! Get your email list together and send a nice note asking for support with a link to your page. (view a sample email)

  • Be social! Built in to your page are social media icons to make it very easy to share your fundraiser to your social networks. (view sample social media posts)

  • Encourage healthy competition! Challenge a neighboring business, organization, classroom or another department to see who can reach their goal first

  • Don't forget to say "Thank You!" Consider publicly thanking your donors via social media, with a quick email, or even handwritten note. They will love it!

Images & Video Links:

Video Links

How Back to School Works: (YouTube)

Logos & Images for use 
to download, hover over the image you want to use, and click the download arrow icon
Logos & Posters
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Sample Social Media Posts & Email Message

Copy and edit these sample posts. Include an image or video from above and make them as fun as you like!

Don’t forget to tag us!  MAM is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @mamhouston

#mamhouston #mambacktoschool #backtoschoolhouston

Social Media

Local children are ready to go Back to School after last year ended so abruptly. Help kids start the school year with new school uniforms through MAM’s Back to School Program. Just $50 can provide new school clothing for a child in need! 

 

Join [Organization/Individual name]’s team and donate online at [link to your fundraising page]
 

Children in our community need your help! [Organization/Individual Name] has teamed up with MAM (Memorial Assistance Ministries) to help children get new school clothing! 


For more information or to donate online, visit mamhouston.org/backtoschool

We can help 5,000 local children start the school year with new school uniforms! [Organization/Individual Name] is collecting monetary donations for MAM’s Back to School program to provide low-income families with vouchers to purchase new school clothing. With your help, parents can shop for uniforms with their kids.

Donations can be made at [team link or location] or online at mamhouston.org/backtoschool

 
 
Email & Newsletters

[Organization Name] prides itself on giving back to our community and truly being a part of our neighborhood. To continue this tradition, we have partnered with Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) to help children get new school clothing through their Back to School program. Families living in poverty in our community often have a hard time paying the bills and feeding their children.  Additional costs for Back to School, means they might fall behind on rent or bills. This year will be even harder as parents have lost jobs due to the COVID-19 crisis and finances are tighter than ever before. 


We encourage our [employees/patrons/friends] to join us in supporting MAM’s Back to School Program. With your help, 5,000 local children can start the school year with new uniforms ready to learn. Each $50 donation will provide a shopping voucher for a family to purchase new school uniforms for a child. Please consider sponsoring a child today!


Join our team to donate online at [link to your fundraising page]. For more information, visit mamhouston.org/backtoschool.

Additional Downloads

We've created PDFs of our info packet and posters/flyers for you to download and use as promotional tools around your office or congregation. 

 
* In the event children are unable to return to school in the fall, funds collected may be redirected to support students’ greatest needs, as determined by SBISD and MAM.

Main Office: 1625 Blalock Road, Houston, TX 77080  |  (713) 468-4516

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MAM is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.