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Example 1: Sample Flier

Kansas Teens Against Drugs

Founded in 1989, the Topeka chapter of Kansas Teens Against Drugs is one of the sixteen student-run Kansas chapters. We are dedicated to reducing the number of our peers who drink alcohol or use other drugs, including tobacco. Our activities include running peer support groups, compiling and distributing information about the legal and health consequences of drug usage, sponsoring "drug free" events, and many other tasks.

However, we can't do it alone. Please help us make Topeka a safer, healthier place for its youth.

Currently, we need help with the following:

  • Facilitators to help with peer support groups
  • Transportation to and from group meetings, events, etc.
  • Light clerical work, including help with a group newsletter
  • And much, much more!

If you have time and are willing to help, please call us or stop by our office today. Our phone number is (913) 272-2001, and we are located at 1200 Jackson Avenue in Topeka. Thank you for your help.

Example 2: Sample Letter

December 12, 1999

Dear Ms. Roberts,

The Salina AIDS Project needs your help.

You hear about AIDS on the news, and you see pamphlets at the doctor's office. But maybe the reality of the problem in Salina hasn't ever really struck you. If not, you're one of the lucky few in our community.

In 1994, there were 98 reported cases of AIDS in Salina - a 200% increase from 1990. Experts agree that it is highly likely that this community wide problem is going to get worse in the next few years, affecting almost every Salinan, either directly - through contracting the disease or having a friend or loved one contract it - or indirectly, through skyrocketing medical costs for all of us.

Our organization is involved with HIV/AIDS prevention education, care for those who have contracted the disease, and counseling both for AIDS patients and their families. However, our staff is small and our resources are limited, creating a long waiting-list for many services.

That's where you come in. We need volunteers in many areas, and are particularly needing help with the following:

  • Volunteers to cook and deliver meals to AIDS patients and their families
  • Drivers to take AIDS patients to doctor's appointments, shopping, etc.
  • Office volunteers to help with light typing and clerical work
  • Volunteers to work at booths at community events that will increase AIDS awareness as well as recognition of our agency

If you have time and are committed to making a difference in Salina, please return the enclosed postcard today, or call our office at 825-9065. Any assistance you can give us will be greatly appreciated: please, don't hesitate to respond because you think you don't have enough time. We need any support you can give to us.



Anastasia Seaga, Director

Salina AIDS Project


P.S. Another easy way to sign up to help prevent AIDS in Salina is to stop by our booth at the Mid America Music Festival this weekend. Come support the arts and while you're there, come talk to a member of our staff!