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Volunteer Request - Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!!!

From: Michelle
Sent on: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:40 PM
Hello Friends:

For the past 5-6 years, I have been a volunteer for a really FUN event on St. Paul's West Side, called Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. I have been invested personally in this event because my brother's nonprofit agency (REDA - Riverview Economic Development Association) spearheads this celebration and I volunteer as a way to show support for his nonprofit and also for our community.

More important information:

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta BUTTONS need to be sold. Minnesota?s Spiciest Celebration, Cinco de Mayo 2010 is just around the corner but our traditional event button sale opportunities are here! Participation in our button sale offers both fundraising and business marketing opportunities. The benefit of purchasing an event button includes discounts at local businesses as well as the chance to win valuable prizes by registering to enter our event drawing.

Interested in fundraising for your local non profit organization? Here?s how it works. Your organization earns 50% of sales! That?s right, you keep $1 of every $2 button you sell. This is a great opportunity to earn money for your local church, community organization or school clubs such as student council, band, athletic teams or parent groups.

Interested in marketing opportunities? Simply offer a discount to patrons when they present their button upon visiting your establishment. In doing so, your business will be listed on the registration card attached to every button. In addition you?ll be published on our website among the list of businesses supporting our efforts, Registration cards are going to print soon, so your immediate response is necessary.

If you are interested in these amazing opportunities, please contact Tiffany Rivera-Prescott, Assistant Button Coordinator at [address removed], Debbie Luna, Button Coordinator at [address removed] or the Riverview Economic Development Association (REDA) office directly at 651.222.6347.

Community Health/Wellness Tent is looking for agencies/programs/businesses to purchase a table under this tent. Remember, that this event attracts over 100,000 people. This would be a GREAT way to advertise your business!!! Please contact Jairo at [address removed] for more information.

Seeking Sponsors and Vendors. If interested, please email Brian at [address removed]

We invite YOU to volunteer. See information below! It would help out a LOT if you could pass this on to your friends, family and colleagues. If we could keep passing it forward, we may reach our goal!!! Thank you!

This year, I am the Assistant Volunteer Coordinator for this celebration. Our goal is to get[masked] volunteers for this event.

This is where *YOU*come in. :)

The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is seeking volunteers! I invite you to support the fiesta as a part of the 2010 Volunteer Team. Join us on Friday May 7 and/or Saturday May 8, 2010 as over 100,000 fiesta goers attend Minnesota?s Spiciest Celebration! The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in St. Paul is one of the top 10 Cinco de Mayo celebrations nationwide. The Hispanic/Latino culture is celebrated during this two-day, outdoor festival in the heart of the West Side community. Lend your time assisting in one of the many volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers receive a complimentary tee shirt and beverage while on shift. Free parking is provided for our volunteers! Shift are three hours in length, you may sign up for one, two or all day. Enjoy the great sights, tastes and sounds while on site before or following your volunteer shift.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta requires[masked] dedicated volunteers to make the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta a success; sign up a group or as individuals. Kids who are 16 and older can sign up to volunteer alone; otherwise they need to volunteer with parents/guardians. Volunteers are needed in parking management, stage set-up, fiesta preparation, traffic management, parade assembly, greeter, salsa tasting, survey registrar, and many other areas. If you'd like to sign up with a small group of people, please state names/request in comment section of online volunteer form. Please consider making Cinco de Mayo Fiesta your entrance into spring and help out at Minnesota?s Spiciest Celebration!

Please consider volunteering Friday and/or Saturday May 7 and May 8, 2010. An online volunteer application is available at the following link: When you sign up, please put our group name of MEETUP into question #10 comment section online, so we know how you heard about this opportunity!

I will be volunteering at this event primarily on Saturday, May 8. I will likely be in the volunteer registration tent checking *YOU* in. :)

Please contact me (Michelle) at [address removed] for questions and specific information. We will notify you of your volunteer assignment based on hours of availability and completed application.

I will post this event over the two days on our calendar so you can sign up - but sign up on link in this email first and then RSVP for the event and put the DAY and TIME that you will be volunteering into the comment section of your RSVP! Thank you.

I would really appreciate it if you could pass this email onto your friends, family, colleagues, and your other contacts to help us reach our goal of getting enough volunteers to make this celebration a success! I look forward to seeing familiar faces among the new faces on our 2010 Volunteer Team!

Thank you,

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 2010 Assistant Volunteer Coordinator
[address removed]

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