Dear Warrior Friends and Family,

This is an all-hands-on-deck call out to the Warrior Nation as we kick off our Annual Giving Fund Campaign, #WarriorsBuildingCommunity! This single day of focused fundraising embeds in our Annual Giving Fund and becomes our most significant donor outreach effort. Funds raised through these efforts will support the continuation of the Warrior Mission. Our campaign goal is $80,000.


We need all hands on deck. If you have contributed already, we thank you. We are very grateful. If you have not, we ask that you dig deep and give what you can. Whether or not you’ve given, we ask that you consider spreading the word to your network, however you see fit. We have crafted several ways to participate in the campaign. In this guide, you’ll find:

  • Details of our matching opportunities
  • Ways to share the Annual Giving Fund to your networks
  • An email/letter template outlining all pertinent AGF details

Let’s get in there and get after it!




We are fortunate to have some awesome partners and new opportunities to DOUBLE or even TRIPLE all donations during this Giving Season:

From NOW – Dec 15:  All donations of $1,500 or greater will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,500. If you can give beyond that you can still count on every dollar going the full distance in our mission’s buildout.
OK GOAL | 25 Donors

From NOW – Dec. 31:  All Donations between $500 and $1500 = $500 match, donations of between $150 and $499 = $150 match
OK GOAL | $40,000

Employer Matching Programs | We encourage everyone to check whether their employer has a matching program. Donors can use the Double the Donation search bar on this page to see if their company has a matching program.  Does your employer not offer matching? See this article to get tips on how to start a matching program at your workplace.

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If you are a Facebook user,  you can either share the fundraiser from the OK FB page or set up your own Facebook Fundraiser for OK and share with friends:  

  1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
  2. Click “Select Nonprofit.”
  3. Search and select Opportunity Knocks.
  4. Fill in the fundraiser details and select a cover photo (CLICK HERE for the Campaign’s KEY IMAGE).  
  5. Click Create.
  6. Share it!

If you are an Instagram user, add a Donate Sticker to an Instagram Story

  1. In Instagram, open the camera by tapping on the plus on your page or your profile picture.
  2. Then, take or upload a photo that best highlights the Warrior cause.
  3. Tap the sticker icon.
  4. Select the donation sticker from the tray. 
  5. Search for and select Opportunity Knocks (@okwarriors). 
  6. Customize your fundraiser using Stories’ creative tools. 
  7. Tap “Send to”. Then tap “Share” next to “Your Story”. 
  8. You can add multiple images or videos to build your fundraising story. See below for specially designed Instagram Story photos.

 If you are not on Facebook, reach out to family and friends through email and ask for their support. A personal note of support goes a long way with your posse to raise the OK banner. Feel free to add use the email template on the next page and/or add your own personal message.


Dear Friends,

I invite you to join me in supporting Opportunity Knocks’ #WarriorsBuildingCommunity As a 95% privately funded organization, the Annual Fund provides general operating support to programs and new initiatives for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This year, these funds will guarantee the continued development of the residential component of the Warrior Mission, as well as other endeavors on the OK horizon.

Over the course of the past couple years, OK has been inspired by the growth of each of its participants. Similarly, OK has been building, offering its best version of Programs in newly-renovated spaces, including the Life Shop, fitness center, and Knockout Farm. OK has provided over 12,000 hours of direct service to its participants through both in-person and virtual programming this past year, and has added 2 full-day program blocks to our offerings.

The success of OK’s Annual Giving fund will ensure that OK’s participants continue to have opportunities to build, whether it be through participating in more programs, starting a new job, seeking out new experiences, or using their voice. This is where YOU can help. There are TWO great matching opportunities available now to increase the impact of your donation:

All donations of $1,500 or greater made between November 15 – December 31 will be matched at $1,500
Donations made from November 15 – December 31, 2023
GOAL: 25 Donors

Donations of $500 or > = $500 match, donations of between $150 and $499 = $150 match
Donations made from November 15 – December 31, 2023
GOAL: $40,000

Illinois is historically at the bottom of the list in terms of providing support for individuals with disabilities. The state maintains an enormous waiting list for those who need financial assistance to access continued living, vocational and social skills. Community support organizations like Opportunity Knocks fill this vital gap and ensure that individuals with disabilities can have a supportive presence in their home community. Please consider donating to propel the mission forward by clicking HERE.

Thank you for your consideration

1. If you are a Snapchat user, you can add a link to your story to share OK’s giving page:

a) In Snapchat, either take a photo or pull one from your Memories.

i. If using an image from your Memories, you can click on the desired photo and then choose the pencil icon in the bottom left corner.

ii. The portrait Instagram Story photos on this page can also be used on a Snapchat story! 

b) Once you have your photo chosen, tap the paperclip button, and insert the following link: https://opportunityknocksnow.kindful.com/?campaign=1221776

c) Then add whatever stickers or drawings you would like.

d) Then press “send to” to post your story!

Whether you are a social media user or not, we can’t reach our goal without your support! Thank you for your generosity.


If you’re looking for photos to share, either as an email attachment or to post on your Instagram story, feel free to use the photos below! The Campaign Cover Photo, Logo, Social Media Photos, & Instagram/Snapchat/Facebook Story Photos. Directions: You can right-click and “Save Image As” to download the image onto a desktop, and press and hold to save to your photo gallery if on mobile