November 30, 2015
Dear Friends of LifeRing,
If you, a family member, or a loved one has participated in LifeRing during the past year, thank you. You’ve been an important voice in supporting sober, secular, and self-empowered recovery.
We owe you a debt of gratitude. And we hope you feel that way about LifeRing.
Recovery from addiction is not easy work, and not accomplished by checking off so many items on a list. In LifeRing we state the obvious: stop putting addictive substances into the body. But after that, we leave the details of creating your personal recovery plan up to you. Along the way, we hope the candid musings of other LifeRing members may have given you inspiration to deal with whatever challenges have come your way by putting your sober self at the helm.
As you know, one of the most-referenced tools in LifeRing is the “T” chart. And we’d ask you to do a quick mental “T” chart about making a gift to LifeRing before the end of this calendar year.
On the plus side of the chart, you might consider how much your participation in LifeRing has meant to you and how a gift to LifeRing might be a way to quantify that. Or you might consider how LifeRing uses gift funds (which, in addition to book sales, are our primary source of revenue) to expand LifeRing outreach efforts, improve and modernize the LifeRing website, and support new meetings and publications. Or, with your financial, legal or estate planning advisor, you might consider how a gift might help your 2015 or long-term tax situation. Or, you might just consider how good it will make you feel to make a gift to LifeRing — whether to celebrate your own work or to help LifeRing offer sober, secular, and self-empowered choice in recovery in more and more places around the world. We’re at a loss to put anything in the minus column and hope you will be, too.
Please join with other LifeRing members around the world in building a bigger, better, and stronger LifeRing. To make your gift online, just follow this this link: http://lifering.org/donate/. If you prefer to mail a check, please mail it to the LifeRing Service Center, 1440 Broadway‑Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612.
On behalf of the LifeRing Board of Directors, thank you.