Dear "Dames at Sea" cast, crew, orchestra, and parents,
It's hard to believe that the musical is less than five weeks away!
We're writing to ask for your help in raising funds to support the show. We are including students in this email distribution because many of you have jobs--and your employers might be willing to help support "Dames at Sea" if you ask them.
There are two primary ways that we raise money:
Program ads: Due on February 9, program ads represent 100 percent profit for the Drama Club. They help finance the show itself, including costumes, sets, and technical equipment. Please consider placing a personal ad recognizing student participants, as well as soliciting business ads from your employer, your dance or acting school, your hair salon, your dentist, your orthodontist, your dry cleaner, your favorite pizza shop...and other local businesses! At just $100 for a full-page ad SEEN BY 3500 PEOPLE, these ads are actually a fantastic value.
Gift basket raffle: Raffling off gift baskets in the lobby during "Me and My Girl" raised $2000 last year! This money pays for the cast luncheon and cast party--and, if we have enough funds, we can also help improve the quality of our shows. Please consider soliciting donations from your employer, whether you are a student or a parent--as well as local businesses like those listed above. Even a small gift card or certificate can be part of a larger basket.
To support you, we are attaching a form letter you can use with local businesses. Should you need any other support, please reach out to Heather Margo, who has generously volunteered to lead the gift basket raffle program. She can be reached at email@example.com.
We are also attaching a request for each family to donate one or more scratch-off lottery tickets. We will assemble these into a basket that will be raffled off. This has traditionally been one of our most popular baskets.
Important: We are looking for a parent volunteer to lead the assembly of a freshman/sophomore gift basket. If your student is in 9th or 10th grade, please consider taking the lead in creating a "theme" and assembling items for the basket. The basket items can be business donations, or you can ask for a small cash donation from each 9-10 grade family to purchase items. Junior and senior baskets are already under way. Respond to this email if you are interested.
Thanks for all your help supporting "Dames at Sea." Your hard work, volunteer hours, and other support is helping to create a fantastic show and a great experience for the cast, crew, and orchestra members.
As always, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns!
2017-2018 Drama Club Parent Coordinators