Bridge Building Initiative-Donation Request
In our age of globalization, it is perhaps more crucial than ever that we have an understanding and appreciation of cultures other than our own. Our cities are becoming increasingly multi-cultural, and as a result, we have the wonderful opportunity to explore a great diversity of cultures without leaving home. Unfortunately, ignorance, misunderstandings and prejudice towards other cultural and religious groups continue to fuel stereotypes, racism, bullying, intolerance, and even hate crimes.
Multi-Cultural Ministries is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization with the aim of providing resource and outreach to all communities in the our cities. Although our work encompasses North Americans of all ages and backgrounds, we make a point of building bridges with diverse multi-cultural communities. We help understand and adjust to the diversity that we, as North Americans, often take for granted.
Multi-Cultural Ministries is committed to embracing the opportunity to explore the rich diversity in our communities and to foster a deep understanding of the practices and values of the various cultural groups in our cities. Our bridge building initiatives allows participants to engage with various religious cultures first-hand as they explore a Sikh temple, a Hindu temple, a Muslim mosque, a Buddhist temple, a Jewish synagogue and a Christian church. Our programs encourages a culture of inclusivity across all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. In the interest of this inclusivity, we offer our services at a nominal charge, and includes an ethnic lunch. The expected outcomes include, but are not limited to:
- Creating diversity awareness in our cities
- Appreciating and celebrating diverse multi-cultural communities
- Beating racism with education and increased cultural tolerance
- Enhancing cross-cultural communication skills
- Providing ongoing outreach/resources to help create healthy communities
We are writing to ask your business to support our bridge building initiative. We are sponsored primarily by our own fundraising efforts, but hope to receive some support toward programs. It is our hope that your business may be able to assist us with support in the form of a tax-deductible grant or donation. Our budget is small and we will provide oversight to ensure this money will be spent thoughtfully and conservatively.
I would like to thank you in advance for your support. I hope I can count on you. A committee representative will contact you next week to confirm your support. In the meanwhile, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 888 897 4224.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
David McLauren, Ph.D.
Gold Level $1000
Silver Level $500
Bronze Level $250
- Your name will be printed on our promotional materials
- A tax deductible receipt will be sent at the end of the year
- You will receive a certificate of thanks for being a donor of our bridge building initiative