Together with Us – Annual Giving Letter
Dear Buddy Fund Supporter,
How are things going? We sincerely hope you are well and healthy. We know that these are difficult times and that each of us is experiencing challenges both personally and professionally due to the pandemic. Please know that each of you is an important part of our efforts to make a difference in the community.
For over 58 years, the Buddy Fund has cared for our community by fulfilling the sports equipment needs of underserved, nonprofit, youth-focused organizations through your generous donations. There will always be a need for what we do, yesterday, today and tomorrow and by working together we can continue making an impact in the lives of youth.
This year we have committed to supporting a record number of 73 nonprofit youth organizations (46% increase from 2019) that serve over 25,000 young people. We would like to invite you to join our “Together With Us” Annual Giving initiative to help the youth in the St. Louis Community. Is it possible for you to support us today with a valued contribution? If everyone does a little, and comes together, it will be enough to reach our fundraising goal of $20,000. These funds will help meet the needs of the increased number of organizations we are serving this year.
Because of the COVID 19 pandemic charitable contribution limits are temporarily suspended and are not subject to the normal 60% limit for cash contributions this year. More information on what this means for your charitable giving can be found here: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf
Together with your support, we can continue our vital mission. Recall that because of our long standing relationship with our supply vendors, we are able to double the impact of your donation through purchasing power to buy equipment and supplies at or below cost.
Thank you for being on the front lines with us in helping the at-risk underserved youth in our community. We will continue to share our mission and “Together with Us” Annual Giving initiative updates on our website and our social media platforms. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.
Stay healthy and hopeful as we continue to support our community together!
Tim Murch Ann Lederman
Chairman Executive Director