I want to let you know you are doing a great job fathers of the this great nation and worldwide, but there is more to be accomplished with our time here. We must beat the drum for Championship Fathering! As you know God has called us fathers to do more than stand on the sidelines and watch our families fall apart and fail. It truly is time for all us fathers to plant our feet in the ground and make a stand to guide the physical, mental, and spiritual destiny of our families. So thank you for your efforts, they do not go unnoticed.
Make today the day we refuse not do anything to lift up our families and those in need. Start a chain reaction of positive role modeling so that our children’s future will be full of hope and unconditional love. It is our calling and duty to guide our families in the right direction. I know we can achieve greatness as one vibrant community of fathers, united to see the success of our spouses, children, family, friends, and all of God’s children. Here is one way to support that cause. The National Center for Fathering, located here in the Kansas City metro is calling for all fathers to help. Fathers, you are the rock in which your family leans on!
Each year, at The National Center for Fathering:
We hold an essay contest for kids, “What My Father Means to Me.” From these entries, one dad receives the Father of the Year Award. To date, we have collected more than one million essays.
We manage more than 175,000 dads who volunteer 1.2 million man-hours in 2,100 schools in 42 states.
We organize dozens of live training events, including our Father-Daughter Summits, Quenching the Father Thirst classes, and Championship Fathering presentations.
We provide practical, easy-to-implement fathering tips to hundreds of thousands of fathers through weekly e-mails and radio programs. All of this is provided free of charge.
I personally speak to more than 50 organizations around the country, ranging from civic groups to churches to prisons to professional sports teams.
We do all of this, and more, with a small staff of only sixteen people.
This is why I’m asking for your help.
We have met our capacity and want to reach more fathers. We need help in four ways. If you can help with one or more of these, please hit the “reply” button and let me know:
1. We need dads who are great writers who can post comments on our Facebook and Google+ blogs.
2. We need owners of companies who can promote the “My Company Cares” program. It works like this:
When your company invites me to your office (or event) to speak about fathering, I will also speak at a local nonprofit or community group of your choice. For instance, I could give a presentation to the nearest men’s jail, focusing the speech on restoring hope, helping inmates shape their character, and challenging fathers to do their best with their children, even in tough circumstances.
The National Center for Fathering will promote the community/nonprofit speech—and your company as its sponsor—to local press via a press release.
While at the nonprofit, we will take a picture of your company’s representative alongside me and a representative from the nonprofit. The following week, we will issue a press release on your behalf promoting your commitment to the local community.
This program will not only change the lives of your employees and their children, but it will also have a big impact on your community. As a bonus, your company will benefit from the positive press.
3. We need authors, pastors, bloggers, public speakers, and anyone else with a large reach to help us promote our soon-to-be-released free book, Five Things Every Kid MUST Get from Dad.
4. And finally, we need fathers who can make financial gifts. One of our donors offered a $60,000 matching gift. Unfortunately, we were able to only raise $40,000 and still need to raise the final $20,000. If four people could donate $5,000 each (if 100 dads donated $200, or if 1,000 dads donated $20), we would reach our target.
If you can make a gift, please donate within the next 72 hours by clicking this link: Donate here. I want to hit our $20,000 goal by the end of this week!
Please hit “reply” if you can help in any way.
Thank you so much for all your continued support.
CEO, National Center for Fathering
P.S. If you can donate $5,000 (and help us reach our $60,000 goal), please call me personally on my direct line at (913) 378-1054.
Chris is the author of the inspirational book “Spiritual Basic Training” Learn more at www.spiritualbasictraining.com to complete missions for a Spirit-filled life.