Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Gift of Holiday Publicity

Everyone is thinking about the holidays right now, so tailor your message accordingly.  Obviously, not everything can apply, but charities can capitalize on the giving season and work with the media to spread the word this time of year.  For example:

HOLIDAY GIVING IS EASY

WITH CHARITY IN MIND

(COLUMBUS, OHIO) The holidays and new year are a time of generosity and central Ohioans are looking for unique and meaningful gifts.  Charities like the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio offer numerous ways that individuals, families and businesses can contribute.   The Stroll For Epilepsy is coming up, so there are plenty of ways to get involved now!


-Families:  Make a donation in honor of a loved one with Epilepsy, include in holiday cards.


-Individuals: For your holiday party, ask guests to bring a donation and sign up for your Stroll For Epilepsy team (and get back together on January 31st for the event!).


- Businesses: Ask employees to attend the upcoming Stroll For Epilepsy, donate auction items for the event.


The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio is to enhance the quality of life for those affected by Epilepsy and to increase the understanding of epilepsy in Central Ohio.  Approximately 77% of every dollar donated goes toward this mission.  Remember that donations made before the end of the year are tax deductible for 2008!

About the event:  On January 31st 2009, this family friendly walk takes strollers through both levels of the very popular Polaris Fashion Place. Held in the wintertime, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out of the house, get some exercise, and take part in making a difference for those affected by epilepsy. The walk includes lots of family fun and the chance to win some great prizes. Register Online!  Go to www.epilepsy-ohio.org and click on Stroll 2009.  Registration is free but participants are encouraged to raise a goal of $100.  The Foundation’s goal is to raise $100,000 through this event.  All funds raised stay local!


The Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio’s goal is to enhance the quality of life for those affected by Epilepsy and to increase the understanding of epilepsy in Central Ohio.  Our Foundation works to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education advocacy and research.

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