[Hpn] Offering of Letters:National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week: Nov. 11-17/01

Morgan W. Brown norsehorse@hotmail.com
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 15:59:42 -0400


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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
November 11-17, 2001

Offering of Letters
<http://www.nationalhomeless.org/letters.html>

Offering of Letters Bread for the World is an advocacy organization,
which lobbies for public policies that address the needs of hungry
and poor people in our nation and around the world. Every year, Bread
for the World sponsors an Offering of Letters campaign. In this
campaign, participants write letters to members of Congress in order
to impact policy decisions. Contact Bread for the World for the
specific focus of the 2001 Offering of Letters campaign.

* Publicize well before the actual letter writing campaign. As with
other events during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week,
send out news releases, post flyers and utilize other media. This
way, community members will know both locations and times to either
write a letter there or drop one off.

* Decide when you would like to have an Offering of Letters campaign
during the Awareness Week. Some communities have set up a booth and
held the event during one day while other communities have
distributed letter writing information following other events during
the Awareness Week.

* Find out the names and contact information of the members of
Congress for your district.

* Ask local businesses or other sponsors to supply postage,
envelopes, pens and paper. 

* Handwritten letters are best but you should also draft a sample
letter that community members can replicate. Please call Bread for
the World for sample letters. Some community members may never have
written to their Congressional representatives before. You want to
make this experience convenient so that community members feel that
they can easily continue to write letters in the future.

* Provide information about hunger and homelessness during the
campaign so that community members can include compelling information
in their letters on the need for supportive legislation. You can
obtain this information from Bread for the World, and the end of this
packet.

* Urge community members to continue their political action through
voting, by writing letters to, calling and visiting their local
Congress members.

* To receive an Offering of Letters kit and more information about
Bread for the World, please contact:

Bread for the World
50 F Street, NW,
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20001
1-800-82BREAD
Fax: (202) 639-9401
Email: Bread@bread.org
Homepage: http://www.bread.org



For more information, please visit the National Coalition for the
Homeless <http://www.nationalhomeless.org> H&H pages on National
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week which follow:

H&H Overview: http://www.nationalhomeless.org/overview.html

H&H Suggested Activities:
http://www.nationalhomeless.org/activities.html

H&H Media Tips: http://www.nationalhomeless.org/hhmedia.html

H&H Sample Week: http://www.nationalhomeless.org/sampleweek.html

H&H Contacts: http://www.nationalhomeless.org/contacts.html

H&H Main Page: http://www.nationalhomeless.org/awareness.html


For more information about the Offering of Letters campaign, please
visit the Bread for the World <http://www.bread.org> page of "Tips &
How to write a letter to Congress":

http://www.bread.org/issues/lettertips.html

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material is distributed without charge or profit to
those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving
this type of information for non-profit research and
educational purposes only.**

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Morgan <norsehorse@hotmail.com>
Morgan W. Brown
Montpelier Vermont USA






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