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How did you become involved with ShelterBox? What about ShelterBox inspires you each and every day? Help us spread the word by sharing your story with your friends and family. Simply send them an email! Below is a sample letter you can personalize.
 
You can also write a letter in your own words and include your story. The more personal your letter is, the more compelling your story becomes!
 
Sample email:
Dear family and friends, (you may also choose to personalize to each friend or family member) 

I am writing today to tell you about a charity called ShelterBox. In honor of its annual celebration, Big ShelterBox Week (June 1-8, 2013) and the families that ShelterBox helps around the world, please take a moment to read my email.
 
I am a proud supporter of this nonprofit organization, which delivers humanitarian aid in the form of equipment and materials that bring shelter, warmth and dignity to survivors of natural and other disasters around the world.
 
ShelterBox has responded to over 200 disasters in 90 countries, delivering boxes of aid and other supplies to help families rebuild their lives—families whose homes were destroyed after a disaster such as an earthquake, flood, cyclone, tsunami or other disaster. ShelterBox helps families like this one:
 
(You may choose to include a photo and location of the disaster. Photos can be downloaded from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shelterboxuk/sets/.)

I support ShelterBox because… (Tell your story here)
Include a call to action in your email. Before signing your name and sending your email, be sure to encourage your friends and family to take action. Depending on how much they know about ShelterBox, your action item could be one or more of the following:

• Please support my efforts by donating to my cause here: (Include your personal fundraising page link. If you don’t already have one, create one at http://www.stayclassy.org/shelterboxweek. It's easy.)

• Please check out my favorite charity. Go to www.shelterboxusa.org or watch this short video: www.youtube.com/shelterboxus.
 
• Please join my cause. Here’s more information about what I do and how you can get involved too: www.shelterboxusa.org/beinvolved.
 
• Please check out my favorite charity. Learn about what they do and where they work on social media.

If you are on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/shelterboxusa and click the ‘Like’ button.
 
If you’re on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com/shelterboxus and follow @shelterboxus.

• Please check out my favorite charity! Watch this short video I created (Create your own video and share!)

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