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July / August 2013 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Every other month we write to you to let you know a little about our progress and plans for the future. These past two months have been full and exciting for us. See below for only a few of the highlights:

  • Our awareness campaigns 1BlueString and Bristlecone are in full swing. 1BlueString was featured on the cover of The NSVRC’s Newsmagazine ‘The Resource’ and we are currently touring with Vans Warped Tour. Bristlecone just added its 11th portrait with many others scheduled to shoot in the second half of the year.
  • We recently completed a one-day training in Las Vegas, completely underwritten by the Nevada Community Foundation. The intention is to offer the one-day training nationally through partnerships with the over 700 Community Foundations across the country.
  • Our Community Education and Outreach plans continue to be moving at a break neck pace. Our Campus Initiative recently seated a ten person thought partnership committee with ten colleges and universities from across the nation represented.
  • Our website traffic has seen more visitors (return and unique) than ever before. Over 1250 visitors daily has become the ‘new norm’ and we expect to see almost 500,000 visitors in 2013, with SupportLine use and the Lending Library use exceeding expectations.

It’s important to keep in mind that all of our services are offered at NO COST to anyone. As such, we continue to solicit support from local and national foundations and for the first time in our agency history have applied for a federal grant to underwrite some of our work over a three year period (our fingers are crossed).

We also rely on the support of generous individuals such as yourself and will be announcing a terrific sweepstakes opportunity where you can ‘bid’ on prize packages like visits to the set of Law & Order and other popular TV and radio programs, ride alongs and practices with world champion athletes and other unique experiences for you, your family and friends. More on this before the end of the summer.

In closing, we’re grateful for the opportunity that you have afforded us to do the work that we do and you have my word that your investment will pay dividends beyond measure.

Warm regards,

Steve LePore

Steve LePore
Founder, Executive Director