OUR HEROES DAY/KIDS WHO CARE
OUR HEROES DAY
On May 31st, 2013 we want EVERY policeman, firemen, paramedic and any other emergency public servant to know how much they are appreciated and loved by the members of their community. For this reason we are teaming up with elementary school children worldwide to make and give a card of APPRECIATION, THANK YOU or YOU ROCK cards to those who deserve to be appreciated on this day!!! These hand made cards will be delivered to fire stations, police stations and paramedic stations around the world! These servants put their lives on the line everyday to protect and save those in our community. LETS TAKE A DAY TO RECOGNIZE THEM!!!
IN ADDITION: KIDS WHO CARE…we are looking for kids to donate used toys, games and stuffed animals ( or new) to be given to firemen, policemen and paramedics as well as to homeless shelters and childrens hospitals to be given to kids who are going through difficult times.
OUR GOAL: 1 MILLION OUR HEROES DAY CARDS to be delivered on May 31st, 2013 to police, fire or paramedic station OR in some cases these public servants will visit your school or location so the kids can actually meet and hand these wonderful people their cards in person. Can you help us reach our goal? In addition we would like to see as many toys, games and stuffed animals to be donated as possible.
WHAT WE NEED:
Regional Coordinators (town/city/county or even state): If interested we will provide you with a detailed step by step list of exactly what is needed and what to do along with any material you will need to do this job. This includes phone dialogue, letters etc etc.
A) Help finding elementary schools who want to get involved with this amazing project. This will be mostly through social media however should you wish we will provide you with letters and phone dialogue should you wish to send letters or make phone calls.
B) To find locations in your area where cards can be delivered. Contact local police, fire and paramedic stations in your area to make sure cards can be delivered this day or if policeman, fireman or paramedics might be able to visit the school to meet the kids in person and receive their cards. Letter and phone dialogue will be provided.
C) To help us find local businesses that may like to get involved in supporting this event in your area. Most of this will be done on a national/international level however any help in this area would be appreciated if you have contacts. These businesses may include sponsors of PIFx1M wristbands, office supply stores or craft stores who may donate items to make cards or any other businesses that may be pertinent to this project.
D) Help to recruit and educate moms, dads, teachers, and administrators as to what we are doing, how to get it done and help to get as much support as possible. This will be done mainly via social networking however local contacts will be crucial to helping advance this project. In many cases we will find the local school/grade/class coordinator and connect them with you as the regional director.
E) Help update your regional event page on FB. (example the main FB page with be Our Heroes Day. This main site will then link to your local site which may be Our Heroes Day Las Vegas or Our Heroes Day Houston etc.)
F) Help locate and speak with homeless shelters and childrens areas in hospitals where we can donated toys, stuffed animals and games.
G) You will be provided with a press release and we ask that you help get this press release to as many tv/radio stations and newspapers as possible.
H) Help promote this as much as possible.
1) Please take a copy of the pic above or from our facebook page at www.facebook.com/payitforwardx1million.com and promote it regularly on your facebook page.
2) Copy the picture here and make flyers to distribute to your local schools, youth groups, preschools, scouts programs and more.
3) Send out the press release to as many papers, tv and radio stations as possible.
PLEASE NOTE: The main responsibility here is A. The other areas you will have help with and are not specific to your responsibilities as a Regional Coordinator however any areas that you can assist in B-D would be great.
School/Grade/Class Coordinators: Moms/Dads, teachers, teacher assistants, administrators or whomever would like to get permission from your school or teacher to set aside an hour during the school day to allow the kids to make a OUR HEROES Card. If interested we will provide you with a detailed step by step list of exactly what is needed and what to do along with any material you will need to do this job. This includes phone diologue, letters etc etc.
A) Provide a video or you yourself speak in front of the class/school or put someone in charge of speaking to the class/school as to why we are Paying It Forward and making these.
B) Help oversee the project, taking pictures and video of the kids preparing the cards and making sure they get loaded to the facebook page and to us so we can get them out as well. (schools will need to provide permission waivers for their child to be in pics/videos. In many cases schools have a general waiver signed at the start of the year however if they do not then we will need them/see enclosed).
C) If needed you may need to help get materials for the project. In some cases, nationally and internationally, we may be able to help fund this or get some materials donated via our contacts. In some other cases you may find local craft stores/office supply stores will donate the materials needed. (see letter enclosed).
D) In many cases you will be in charge of taking the finished cards to local facilities to be delivered.
If you would like to volunteer for one of these positions or feel you can provide help to us in some other way please contact us ASAP. Time is of the essence and we need all the help we can get in as little time as possible.
Please contact me via facebook, email @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 207-240-4908 or skype drcs56
Thanks so much
Paying It Forward x 1 Million,
Dr. Clint Steele, DC, CSCS