After 34 consecutive years of mailing the Light-a-Light issue of the ADVOCATE to 6,000 alumni across the country to conduct our annual fundraiser that supports all of our projects, we were informed in mid-September that due to layoffs and staff reductions at the Standard-Times, that they can no longer take on this project with us. With time running short before the holiday season the FHS Alumni Board of Directors decided to develop a total electronic strategy for this 2019 holiday season and dispense with any direct mailing. Instead we will use our Fairhaven High School Alumni Facebook page as well as our periodic e-newsletters to rally our alumni base and get the word out about donating to the 2019 Light-a-Light campaign. Most of our 800+ donors are accustomed to receiving a donation envelope in the mail inside their ADVOCATE newspaper, and that won't be happening this year.
We are asking ALL of our alums to help us by donating in one of two ways: 1) by mailing a check made out to "FHS Alumni" to:
FHS Alumni Association
PO Box 6
Fairhaven, MA 02719
or 2) by using PayPal or Zelle to make a a donation through this web link: http://fairhavenalumni.org/lig...
We are also asking classes or individuals to share this information on their own Facebook pages, and generally spread the word about this year's Light-a-Light campaign being a very different one. We will be making weekly posts on our Fairhaven High School Alumni Facebook page to highlight the projects that the FHS Alumni Association has been able to fund using the donations from the annual Light-a-Light fundraisers.
Any help you can give us would be deeply appreciated. For example, if you could forward this e-newsletter to any alums that you think might not be receiving them, that would be particularly helpful.