To Whom It May Concern,
On October 5, 2019, Dirt will hold its sixth annual Take Root fundraiser and silent auction at The Hudson
Gardens in Littleton, benefiting young adults with autism and related neurodiversities. We hope to raise
$100,000 to employ, empower, and impact more friends and neighbors with autism.
Dirt Coffee Bar is a nationally recognized non-profit with a mission to employ and empower young adults
with Autism Spectrum Disorders, while equipping the community to do the same. We proudly serve locally
roasted, organic and fairly traded coffee and espresso, breaking the expectation that a good cause
comes with a lack of quality. With more than 90% of adults with autism either unemployed or
underemployed, Dirt has committed to do more for the autism community by opening its permanent
location this past year. Our coffee shop provides sustainable employment opportunities, while creating a
culture of acceptance, education, inclusion, advocacy and opportunity, not to mention a dang good cup
of coffee. With your help, Dirt will be able to expand its training program and help even more people in
As a loyal contributor of Dirt, I’m writing to request your support. By donating to Take Root 2019 on October
5th, you will be making a contribution that will help us employ more adults with autism and related
neurodiversites living in Colorado. In addition, you will gain valuable exposure at our event as we expect to
have hundreds of attendees, many of whom will eagerly support our donors throughout the year. I am
confident our constituents would be enthralled with your presence in our community. Please let me know
at which level you’d like to support this great cause.
Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you on October 5th! Best wishes from all of us at Dirt.
Lauren Burgess, M.Ed,