The finalization of the 501(C)3 for permanent tax-exempt status is in process, but could still take months to complete. We are working on a fundraising letter now. Here is a draft:
December 12, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Bigheart
1234 Fifth St.
New York, New York 10001
To Whom it May Concern,
Starvation is the one plague humanity faces that exists only because we allow it to persist. If you, too, find this unacceptable, be assured that we share your sentiment, and so have dedicated ourselves to the eradication of starvation. No elusive cure needs to be researched in order to find a way to reach the goal. The cure is to care. Together, we can achieve it.
For one dollar a day, you can provide enough food and drinking water to keep one person alive indefinitely. End Starvation Foundation means to funnel donations from those who care to those who need it, and cannot provide for themselves, without accepting any payment for doing the work that God has given us to do.
Although close to half the world population is either Christian, Muslim, or Jewish, and the sacred scriptures of these people mandate caring for and assisting the poor, more than 10 million children die of starvation every year. End Starvation Foundation has fixed the goal of once and for all putting an end to starvation, which we will do if you collaborate to do what God has mandated.
Between $75,000 and $100,000 is needed in order to establish a new aid facility in an area of need, in Africa, or something less than that in certain areas of Asia or Central America (due to variable costs of digging a wellhead) with a well and distribution center, with sufficient funds to guarantee ongoing operations there for several months. The foundation also means to create a $1 million dollar annuity fund to pay for day-to-day operations of the foundation from the interest therefrom.
End Starvation Foundation is not the answer. You are the answer, if you care. With your money and our collaboration, we can end starvation, the slow torturous death that now afflicts about 800 million human beings whom God loves. The cure is to care. Do you care?
If you care, work with us to achieve the goal. And God will bless you.
Whether you can only give $1 a day or provide a $1 million trust fund to support the day-to-day operations, your donation matters. Search your heart, and do what you can.
Starvation exists in different places for different reasons: Some starvation is politically motivated, induced artificially to kill opponents of regimes, while other cases involve the inability to grow sufficient produce to feed the local population. Therefore, the specific needs and methods to meet those needs will vary from place to place.
What is now a constant is the fact that millions of people die each year from the slow torture of starvation, which could be avoided if enough of those who claim to hold certain values did what those values dictate. The cure is to care. There is no need to discover an elusive cure through scientific research requiring billions of dollars in investments or lengthy investigations. The cure is in our heart.
It is as simple as this: If we give, they live. I am asking you on behalf of those who are dying, give what you are able.
All the best,
David L. Rosenthal