Dear Fabulous Smithsonian Volunteers,
By now you may have heard of a major project of the Smithsonian's called America's Family Album (www.americasfamilyalbum.org
) where we are asking people to upload pictures of their experiences at the Smithsonian. So far we have received 5,500 photos from 49 states (nothing from Wyoming) and our international visitors. This is pretty far short of our 10,000 photo goal and there is less than 1 week left of the project. It ends on September 3rd
This is a chance for us to rally the troops (meaning you!) and ask you to help spread the word about the Album. There are flyers at most information desks about the Album. It would be great if you could start handing them to visitors to come up to the desk and ask them to, "Be sure to upload your photos to America's Family Album!" All the information you need about why they should do so is on the back of the flyer and there is more information on the website.
For every photo uploaded, Ford Motor Company Fund is donating $5 to the Smithsonian. A person can upload more than one photo and each one counts. Even better – volunteers are also eligible to upload photos and win all the prizes (a cruise from Smithsonian Journeys and a chance to be featured in a Smithsonian exhibit). And every photo you upload also counts as a $5 donation. We have 6,000 volunteers at the Smithsonian! If you upload a photo and ask your friends and family to upload their photos, then we will reach our 10,000 picture goal in no time at all.
We know you all have to have pictures of your times at the Smithsonian. Please upload them. Please tell your friends and family about America's Family Album. And please tell visitors about the Album. We only have a few days left!
Thank you so much for everything you do for the Smithsonian!
P.S. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call me at 202-633-8014
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