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The volunteers of Rising Star Outreach are second to none! Thank you for choosing to serve with us as we work to fulfill our mission to lift those with leprosy. With your program contribution, you not only cover the cost of your visit, but you become a shareholder in this work; your contribution is specifically dedicated to help feed and educate the children, manage and staff the medical clinic, and improve the lives of leprosy-affected families in the colonies. You are becoming an active part of Rising Star, not just a visitor – you are making it happen!

We recognize this is a large sum for many people to pay by themselves. Remember that you are visiting India to have a life-changing experience. Share it! Regardless of whether or not you can pay the entire fee yourself, we encourage all our volunteers to participate in some sort of personal campaign fundraiser. By inviting others to join you in contributing to this cause, you encourage them to take action to further support our mission.  As you work to raise money for the leprosy affected, it will help you develop a deeper commitment and connection to the people you will serve.

The due date for your Program Contribution is 30 days before the expedition start date. Donations may be tax-deductible and should be made to Rising Star Outreach.  If for any reason you are no longer able to attend your expedition once the process has been started, any donations made to Rising Star Outreach in your name will be applied toward a future expedition or will be used toward projects in India. WE ARE UNABLE TO REFUND DONATIONS. For any additional questions, please contact Shalay. 

 Personal Fundraising Campaigns

Volunteer Partners

One of the most important aspects of becoming a volunteer is being an ambassador for Rising Star Outreach. We have provided a template letter to send to at least 25 of your friends and loved ones, inviting them to become Volunteer Partners by contributing financially to your trip and to follow along as you embark on this journey. 

Corporate Matching

Many companies will “match” charitable contributions made by their employees. Click here to see if you work for a company that participates in matching gifts. If your company does not currently match employee donations, it doesn’t hurt to ask them to. It might just inspire your employer to make a difference.

Personal Donation Pages

After you have been accepted into your volunteer expedition, you will be invited to start your own Personal Donation page. This page can be easily shared with your family and friends through social media and email. The links can also be distributed on letters sent via USPS.  These pages allow you to track donations made in real time.

Blog

We encourage you to spread the word about your upcoming service. While you are in India, in addition to updating your social media accounts, you can keep a blog for your family and friends to follow. As they read your words and see pictures of the work you are doing with Rising Star, we hope others will be inspired to support our mission. 

Volunteer Partner Letter

     Inviting Partners to Contribute and Share in your Service

 

Below is a sample letter that you should customize to make personal to you. Encourage your volunteer partners to send in their donations far earlier than the date due to ensure that your required contribution is paid in full by the deadline. After you have been accepted to join a volunteer expedition, you will receive more detailed information about the different ways your partners may send donations on your behalf. 

 If for any reason you are no longer able to attend your expedition once the process has been started, any donations made to Rising Star Outreach in your name will be applied toward a future expedition or will be used toward projects in India. WE ARE UNABLE TO REFUND DONATIONS. 

Sample Invitation Letter

Dear (Name):

I’m writing to invite you to join me this summer as my stateside partner in my efforts to help families affected by leprosy. I’m going to India as a volunteer for Rising Star Outreach (www.risingstaroutreach.org), and I’d like you to be a part of my service.

Leprosy in India is considered a curse. Those who contract the disease or are associated with those with leprosy such as wives, children, or other family members; are often outcast from society and are consigned to remote leprosy colonies where they are often reduced to beg for their survival. Rising Star Outreach helps these families by educating their children, offering medical treatment and assisting them create and gain meaningful employment. We are giving families a way to go from begging on the streets to becoming self-sufficient members of their communities. I am thrilled about this opportunity to serve these people!

The work of Rising Star Outreach happens largely because of volunteers like me. As a volunteer, I help fundraise for the organization. Each volunteer is expected to raise at least ($xxxx) to help pay for the programs and initiatives of Rising Star Outreach like the children’s school, medical clinic, and colony support projects. A small part of that money also covers the cost of my stay. As a fundraiser, I become an active shareholder of Rising Star Outreach and not just a temporary visitor. As my partner, so will you.

Please join me in making this happen! By contributing $25 or more, you will become a Volunteer Partner. I hope, while I’m in India you will follow my blog at (blog URL) and keep abreast of the work I’ll be doing. As my stateside partner, you will be helping to facilitate that work and share in my experiences as I provide service for these loving and beautiful people.

I will be leaving for India on (insert date). I have been asked to have my money into Rising Star Outreach by (insert date). If you would like to partner with me on this project, you can fill out the attached Partner Information Sheet and either:

(a) Send it with a check to: Rising Star Outreach, 3305 North University Avenue, Suite 250, Provo, UT 84604. (Please specify name of volunteer on the notes line of the check)

(b) Contribute online at my personal donation page (insert link) I hope you’ll be able to join me as a partner in this experience! It will be an honor to have you along for the ride. Together, we can bring hope to people in need.

Warmest Regards,

(Your Name)

Sample Invitation Letter

Dear (Name):

I’m writing to invite you to join me this summer as my stateside partner in my efforts to help families affected by leprosy. I’m going to India as a volunteer for Rising Star Outreach (www.risingstaroutreach.org), and I’d like you to be a part of my service.

Leprosy in India is considered a curse. Those who contract the disease or are associated with those with leprosy such as wives, children, or other family members; are often outcast from society and are consigned to remote leprosy colonies where they are often reduced to beg for their survival. Rising Star Outreach helps these families by educating their children, offering medical treatment and assisting them create and gain meaningful employment. We are giving families a way to go from begging on the streets to becoming self-sufficient members of their communities. I am thrilled about this opportunity to serve these people!

The work of Rising Star Outreach happens largely because of volunteers like me. As a volunteer, I help fundraise for the organization. Each volunteer is expected to raise at least ($xxxx) to help pay for the programs and initiatives of Rising Star Outreach like the children’s school, medical clinic, and colony support projects. A small part of that money also covers the cost of my stay. As a fundraiser, I become an active shareholder of Rising Star Outreach and not just a temporary visitor. As my partner, so will you.

Please join me in making this happen! By contributing $25 or more, you will become a Volunteer Partner. I hope, while I’m in India you will follow my blog at (blog URL) and keep abreast of the work I’ll be doing. As my stateside partner, you will be helping to facilitate that work and share in my experiences as I provide service for these loving and beautiful people.

I will be leaving for India on (insert date). I have been asked to have my money into Rising Star Outreach by (insert date). If you would like to partner with me on this project, you can fill out the attached Partner Information Sheet and either:

(a) Send it with a check to: Rising Star Outreach, 3305 North University Avenue, Suite 250, Provo, UT 84604. (Please specify name of volunteer on the notes line of the check)

(b) Contribute online at my personal donation page (insert link) I hope you’ll be able to join me as a partner in this experience! It will be an honor to have you along for the ride. Together, we can bring hope to people in need.

Warmest Regards,

(Your Name)

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