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Federation 2013 Annual Appeal

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Dear Friends,

I am writing to you today to thank you for your very generous support of the Federation for Children with Special Needs...and to share some wonderful news with you!

With the help of caring and concerned friends like you, the Federation continues to provide vital support, information, and training for parents of children with special needs...turning what began as a small grassroots organization founded by families in 1974 into a well-respected and highly regarded organization helping 40,000 Massachusetts families each year!

Thanks to you, we train families and professionals...provide education, advocacy and critical networking opportunities,...offer exceptional programming such as our Visions of Community Conference, Parent Consultant Training Institute, Parent Training and Information, Family TIES, Mass Family Voices,...and so much more. And your support does make a world of difference. As one parent summed it up, "I could not afford an advocate, so thank you so much for your help and kindness. I could not have done it without you."

Our goal is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to be included and successful...in school, in the community and through access to high-quality healthcare. I am asking for your help again, because our need is so great and so immediate...and because you have an unparalleled chance to double the power of your support today.

Here's the wonderful news I promised. In response to our needs, a generous friend has established a $50,000 Success for Every Child Challenge that will match all gifts we receive through this year's annual appeal, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $50,000. This means:

  • Your generous $25 contribution will be worth $50...
  • Your extraordinary gift of $50 will be worth $100...
  • Any gift you give will double in value and power!

But to have your gift qualify for a match, you must make your gift by the December 31st Challenge Deadline. So please take this opportunity to double the power of your support by sending a gift of $25, $50 or even $100 or more, if possible. Make your donation online today!

Thank you again for all that you've helped us accomplish as a loyal and generous donor. I hope you'll accept my invitation to participate in our $50,000 Success for Every Child Challenge and double the power of your gift. I look forward to your reply.

With my best wishes,

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Rich Robison
Executive Director

P.S. "I love what the Federation does for families," said one grateful parent to me. "Education is power." I couldn't agree more! Please give every child a chance for success by giving generously to our dollar-for-dollar matching challenge! Thank you.