Fundraising for the Just for Kids Foundation is Easy & Fun!

Here are some easy steps to make it happen and send out your first fundraising email!

  1.  Head to our fundraising page here: https://www.crowdrise.com/M2DBikeRide2018
  2. Sign Up by filling in all of your details. You can change the title of your page, the description and your goal amount.  Your campaign is part of the M2D ride and it can be personalized with your your own images, video, etc.
  3. Use your unique URL to send emails like the ones below, link to social media and more!

sample emails

Hello Friends,

It’s time for the roadies to take to the road from Telluride to Gateway for 100 miles of suffering for the Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride. I'll be rocking my best spandex outfit and am already looking forward to beer at the finish line! So here it is, my once a year ask to support me on my journey and the Just For Kids Foundation... what would you rather do, ride 100 miles or help me fundraise today?!

Just For Kids Foundation:
We’re raising money for the Just For Kids Foundation, one of the best examples of ’think globally, act locally” that I can think of. Just For Kids raises money then gives it out, through a granting process, to over 60 youth organizations in the San Miguel Watershed each year. Money goes for scholarships, program supplies, general operating, special purchases and capacity building for area pre-schools, camps, public schools, mentoring organizations, sports teams, and arts and music programs. Every dollar raised is matched by the Carstens Family Fund at the Denver Foundation, so rest assured your dollar is truly going the distance (just like me on Saturday, September 24th). 

Help me by donating today; everyone benefits from an educated, well-adjusted youth. Here is the link, and all you need to do is click on 'Give Now'- XXX enter your custom URL here XXX.

Thanks for your support!


Hi Friends & Family!

It's that time of year again, the Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride (M2D) training is underway and that means fundraising for the Just For Kids Foundation is upon us. This is my XX year riding XXX miles (from Telluride to Gateway, CO) for M2D, a brilliant road bike ride from the colorful mountains of Telluride to the beautiful desert landscape of Gateway, CO and I need your support!

I'm hoping to raise $XXXX for underprivileged youth in the San Miguel Watershed and need your help. It's time for us to step up and donate to kids who are less fortunate than we have been. Let's help send a kid to summer camp, take an art class, rent a book from the library, go to preschool and so much more. Remember, no amount is too small ($10, $20... $100, whatever you can make happen is perfect!), and the good news is that your donation is tax deductible!

I hope you will consider helping me reach my goal and donate to this amazing cause. If you know others who may want to help out, please feel free to forward my email. What's easier, donating $100 or riding 100 miles?

Start by navigating here: XXX enter your custom URL here XXX and click on 'Give Now'.

Thanks for your support & consider joining us for the 13th Annual Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride on Saturday, September 24th, 2016!! You can ride or help by being a volunteer. 

Thanks for your support!