IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN THE BIKE….
When cyclists and volunteers sign up for WHEELS OF LOVE, they agree to a fundraising mission to help ALYN’s deserving kids first and to ride in the most amazing multi-day bike event second. ALYN Hospital has an annual shortfall of $3,000,000 just for the day-to-day care of the kids entrusted to us, and WHEELS OF LOVE (WOL) has made bridging that shortfall its goal!
WOLers take their commitment seriously. And fortunately for the ALYN kids, many ignore the route-specific fundraising minimums ($3000 for off-road, $3500 for on-road & touring and $4000 for off-road). Over 50% of our riders raise $5000 or more - considerably more than the suggested minimums.
The actual cost for every rider to participate in WOL for 5 days is between $3000 and $4000 (depending on route). The very modest $950 registration fee (good only through June 9th when it goes to $1350) only covers about a third of the true cost for every participant. Our fundraising rock stars help make WHEELS OF LOVE the gold standard for multi-day charity bike rides!
We provide you with all the tools you need to make your fundraising as easy and successful as possible. We have a state-of-the-art website and YOU will have your own personal page which can be customized as little or as much as you want. You can edit it yourself or call us and we will do it for you. You can send emails from our website, clock your progress and more. EVERY gift donated is completely tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Every friend, relative or co-coworker who goes online to support you receives an automated email confirmation of the online donation. So do you! Our site is mobile-friendly and you can follow your progress 24/7 on your smartphone. You will receive tally sheets via snail mail and you can use them to send in checks that people might give you in support of your efforts. We enter those checks into our system and they appear on your fundraising page just like online gifts do – just remember we have to receive them in the office first and enter them before they will show up.
PEOPLE ASKING PEOPLE
People give to people. Make your “ask” personal. We supply sample emails and letters that you can tweak to suit your special passions. Or let us create something just for you. We also have a customized 8 ½ x 11 flyer you can post in your office or synagogue – if that works for you. And don’t forget to ask US for help. The office is in New York and is open Monday to Friday from 9 to 5 and on Fridays from 9 to 3. Call 212-869-8085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org all the help you could possibly need is a call or email away.
That’s what you are doing by participating in WHEELS OF LOVE. And that’s what every one of your generous sponsors is doing. On behalf of all the children, parents and staff at ALYN Hospital – todah rabah for helping us transform disabilities into abilities.