Dear Freecycle Member,
I'm the executive director of The Freecycle Network and I need your help.
By June 30th, we have to raise at least 10% of our annual donations from you, our members, in order to not lose our charitable status due to IRS regulations on the percentage of donations that come from you, the public. That's US$25,000 / £16,000 we need to earn in order to stay the special --and charitable-- nonprofit that Freecycle.org is. And, we have to do this in only three weeks time. I'm concerned we're not going to make it.
The Freecycle Network is the largest nonprofit recycling and re-use web community on the planet. We are not beholden to investors or venture capitalist interests and we manage to get by on an extremely slim budget. This is in part due to our over 7,000 volunteer moderators with at least one volunteer in every community we serve. But, it's also due to your generosity in gifting on Freecycle.org.
Freecycle.org is keeping over 32,000 items a day out of landfills and in use as a result of the efforts of people just like you in over 5,000 local communities. Now is the time to give a couple bucks to the cause if you'd like to keep this momentum rolling on into a new fiscal year. please make your tax-deductible donation right this moment. It will go directly towards keeping over a thousand tons a day out of landfills, every day.
With only three weeks left, we have to raise US$25,000 / £16,000 to maintain our charitable status. If every member were to give US$5.00 (£3) we'd be all set. Please give what you can. You can give via credit card or PayPal. With your support, we'll keep on keepin' on building this gifting and re-use movement across the globe!
With Great Thanks,
Deron Beal, Executive Director
The Freecycle Network