Can You Help Send the Brunswick High School Teams To Globals?
To donate money make check payable to Brunswick High School Destination AmagiNation and mail to David Merrill at Brunswick High School 116 Maquoit Rd. Brunswick Maine 04011.
To donate items for the silent auction contact me for pick up at 729-4746 Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am asking for your support for an extraordinary group of young people attending the Brunswick High School.
These students participate in Destination ImagiNation – a non-profit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving.
The students for whom I am asking your support have presented their solutions to challenges at regional and state competitions and have been selected, as top teams in their division, to represent Maine at the Global competition held in Knoxville, Tennessee, on May 25-28, 2011.
These students have succeeded admirably and independently to reach this level, and now, they need your support
to continue. The anticipated cost for sending twelve students, two adult team managers, and all their gear to
Knoxville is nearly $15,000 and we have just a few weeks to raise these funds.
The teams and their parents have developed a plan to raise the necessary funds. The plan includes solicitation of corporate donations, a silent auction, dinner, yard sale, personal appeal to family and friends, and other events as needed and for which time allows.
Your organization can help these young people to accomplish their goal and to attend the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals. Ways you can help include:
Cash – always the most direct form of support ( Instructions at top of page )
Donation for silent auction ( Contact Peter Boisvert for pick up or information )
Promotion of the dinner and silent auction on May 20, in corporate newsletter or email
What will you get for your support? For your cash or merchandise donation valued at:
$10-$49 – a signed photograph from both teams, suitable for framing and displaying at your place of business.
$50-$149 – your company name on the team shirt, which will be worn at the Global Finals and around town by all team members, and the signed photograph from both teams.
$150-$499 – your company name on a DI Sponsor plaque to be put on display at the High School with the team trophies from the State and (hopefully) Global competitions, your company name on the team shirt, and the signed photographs.
$500 and up – your company name at the top of the DI Sponsor plaque, company name and logo on team shirts, and the signed photographs for display at your place of business.
All sponsors will also be publicly thanked in The Times Record and the school newsletter.
Buy supporting this effort, you are also sending an important message to these and other young people who strive to succeed both in and out of school – that businesses support and encourage the initiative, drive and personal sacrifice demonstrated by these extraordinary young people.
Please consider what your company can do to help.
Thank you for your support!
What is Destination ImagiNation?
Destination ImagiNation, Inc. “DI” is an extraordinary non-profit organization that provides educational programs
for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving. Every year, DI reaches 100,000
students across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. The core of DI is an educational program in which
student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments. Teams are tested to think
on their feet, work together and devise original solutions that satisfy the requirements of the Challenges.
Participants gain more than just basic knowledge and skills—they learn to unleash their imaginations and take
unique approaches to problem solving.
The underpinnings of Destination ImagiNation’s work in creativity, teamwork and problem solving were
developed in collaboration with the world-renowned Center for Creative Learning. Today, Destination
ImagiNation has an extensive global network and a devoted staff to carry out its programs. It stands among the
world’s most progressive institutions in creativity and innovation, and it seeks to revitalize the educational
experience of students around the world.
Destination ImagiNation, Inc. dedicates itself to enriching the global community by providing opportunities for
learners of all ages to explore and discover unlimited creative potential through teamwork, cooperation and
Destination ImagiNation, Inc. began in the summer of 1999, when nearly 200 international volunteers united to
create a global creative problem solving program that would provide students with an exciting, joyful and
supportive experience. Less than a year later, more than 100,000 students had participated in the program.
National corporate sponsors of Destination ImagiNation include: 3M, National Dairy Council, AEM Construction
/ Volvo Construction Equipment, Motorola Foundation, Ameresco Canada, IBM, GE; and past sponsors Velcro
USA, Best Buy Children’s Foundation, Philips Consumer Electronics, Saputo Cheese, Bank of America, NASA,
Thank You For Your Help