NAMI Connecticut Annual Walk
NAMIWalks Changing Minds…One Step at a Time
Hello, NAMI Connecticut Friends!
APPLAUSE TO ALL WALKERS OF NAMIWALKS 2013!!!
On behalf of NAMI Connecticut, thank you for participating, supporting and volunteering at NAMIWalks Connecticut!
You made the day great, together we achieved so much!
WALK WEBSITE STILL OPEN!
The NAMIWalks website is still active for 60 days post Walk Day.
Please take the time to send out one last email to your family and friends. Send them a photo from Walk day to show off your participation. We are very close to reaching our $200,000 goal and as we stated at the beginning of this campaign, we wanted to make this Walk the BIGGEST and BEST Walk yet! We are so close, please help us get there!
CLICK HERE to go straight to the NAMIWalks website and make a donation to Your Team, a Walker or a general donation to the Walk.
Who Can I Ask? Think Big! Ask Everyone!
People Tend to sell themselves short, thinking they don’t know very many people. Take a look at these suggestions for broadening the scope of your message:
- Immediate Family – If you haven’t asked your spouse, children, parents, and siblings, ask them! They are likely to care about the things you care about!
- Distant Family – Ask your grandparents, aunts/uncles, in-laws, and cousins. Mental Illness is often a family issue, so let it be a family cause!
- Work Aquaintances – Ask your co-workers to jin your team or donate. How many candy bars and tubs of cokkie dough have you bought from their kids?
- Neighbors – Mental Illness is a community issue – let it be a community cause!
- Church – Members are always on the lookout for quality community events to get involved with. Don’t deny them the chance to get in on this one!
- School Friends – Past and present, old and young – ask them all.
- Businesses – Places you frequently visit are often very willing to donate to your team, give a prize or silent auction donation, or maybe even sponsor the Walk! At the very least, ask them if you can hang a flyer! It is a great way to start the conversation.
- Social Groups – Are you on a sports team? In a group at your church or involved with a civic organization? Do you go to a support group? Are you a member of a professional association? Fraternity? Sorority? Student Organization? The list goes on and on. Ask your group to get involved! NAMI Connecicut staff will even present to your organization!
- Holiday Card List – Do you have a list of people you send holiday cards to each year? Add them to your list for your donor letter.
- Social Networking Sites – Put the link to your Walk page on facebook, twitter, myspace, linkedin, or any other sites you use. You’ll be surprised how fast the word spreads!
Glenn Close and NAMIWalks
Glenn Close who was born and raised in Greenwich, CT talks about NAMIWalks CLICK HERE
To view a short (5 min.) video of the 2010 ‘Walk, CLICK HERE