Sample Dicken Dash email to family and friends


My child is raising money for their school, Dicken Elementary, by running and walking on October 6! Funds raised during the 3rd Annual Dicken Dash support school field trips, extra classroom supplies and in-school enrichment activities. In addition to a focus on fitness, the Dicken community is also giving back by donating 5% of all the funds raised in the school (up to $600) to Mott Children’s Hospital.
You may either pledge an amount per lap run (each lap is 1/4 mile) or make a flat donation. Send your donation to us or use PayPal to make an easy on-line contribution. (The Pay Pal instructions are below.) Thank you for your support!
To make a contribution to the Dicken Dash using a credit card or PayPal, please follow the instructions below:
Go to
Click on the PayPal link: on your PC or Mac, the link to PayPal will be in the upper right corner. (On an iPad, scroll down to see the link.)
Enter the amount you would like to donate to the Dicken PTO.
If you have a PayPal account, log in to your account on the right side of the page and proceed to enter the required information. Click “Review Donation and Continue.”
To the left of your donation total, you will see a hyper link which reads, “Add special instructions to the seller”. Select this link, and type the name of the student for whom you are pledging, and their teacher’ name (if known)
Next select “Donate USD now”
PayPal will confirm your payment and provide a confirmation number. You can also print a receipt.
If you do NOT have a PayPal account, you can pay with a credit card or with your existing bank account. Look for the link on the left hand side of the page next to “Don’t have a PayPal Account? Use your credit card or bank account.” Choose that link and enter the billing information for your credit card or bank account. Click on “Review Donation and Continue.”
You will receive emails from PayPal confirming your donation to the Dicken PTO and providing a receipt. One email includes the email address of Dicken’s PTO Treasurer (