10 years and growing!
New Life Celebrations
2000 W Market St.
Louisville KY 40203
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December 20, 2009
Dear Prospective Grantor,
New Life Celebrations is seeking monetary support in the amount of (selected
donation) from (individual/company/organization) to assist in funding our pilot
project titled Don’t Smoke, Don’t Start!. Don’t Smoke, Don’t Start! is an innovative
non smoking youth campaign created in response to the health issues caused by
teen smoking. This campaign is geared toward impacting the lives of youth aged 11 to 17 years old.
Youth will be impacted via the following; a variety of professionally produced interactive short
movies/videos, in-school anti-smoking educational workshops, and the creation of a teen smoking
online media resource that will be accessed by youth and their families. The mission of Don’t Smoke,
Don’t Start! is to help youth and adults to be informed, equipped, and impacted with the dangers of
smoking more than ever before.
Andre Green, the founder of Don’t Smoke, Don’t Start!, is an established multi-media personality who
has toured coast to coast and overseas, but even more importantly he is a concerned parent who got
fed up and finally stood up! Mr. Green is the recipient of Jefferson County’s Public School’s “Champions
For Children Award.” He received this award in response to the successful Don’t Smoke, Don’t Start!
workshops that he has facilitated for at risk youth. In addition, Mr. Green created an effective anti-
tobacco smoking prevention program for the Louisville Metro Health Department.
Here are some facts to consider.
o The peak years for first trying to smoke are the sixth and seventh grades, or between the ages of 11 or 12, with
many kids starting e