Sample Letters Asking for Donations

It is more difficult to ask from someone for donation than asking a father to give up his daughter’s hand in marriage. If you are searching the answer of question “How to write a letter asking for donation” this document will really help you.
Some sample letters asking for Donations are also given below that will help you in writing your own letter asking for donation. Important tips to write letters asking for donations are also given below;

  • Get the reader’s attention in first paragraph. This part is most important and plays an important role in the effectiveness of such type of letters.
  • State the cause of your charitable organization.
  • For which purpose you want to have letter.
  • List the benefits of supporting the cause and then ask for a specific donation amount.

Include some statements to let your donor know about the relief work you have done for the needy persons.

  • Explain to the potential donor how much charitable contributions in this amount have helped your cause in the past, but that the need is still great.
  • You need to follow an indirect approach.
  • Be courteous and friendly. Wish the reader well and leave a positive feeling in his/her mind regarding your needy cause.
  • You can include some religious aspects as well.
  • Write your name, address, postal code, phone number in the start.
  • Mention the date on which letter will be submitted to concerned person.
  • Address the letter to the recipient by writing “Dear Sir / Madam”
  • Purpose of the letter should be mentioned clearly.
  • Requirements of all Seven C’s of business communication should be considered when writing a letter asking for donations specially courteousness.
  • At the end mention your name.
  • It is always suggested type it and make a print out of letter.
  • Proofread your letter at least once for the errors. Make sure you do not include any wrong information. It will have a negative impact on your goodwill.

Here are some letters asking for donations:

Sample Letter Asking for Donations

Your Name:
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Dear Sir/ Madam,

Since 1982, West Street Children’s Center has provided thousands of children in our community with free access to counseling, after school tutoring, mentoring and recreational programs.  This access is made possible through the generous donations of community leaders like you.

Last year, your generous donation helped purchase new books for our growing library, fund a visit from a motivational speaker who spoke to the children about the importance of education, and helped us start a scholarship fund to help deserving children pay for college.  We also celebrated the high school graduation of 11 of our children; 7 of whom started post secondary studies this fall.  Without your generosity and support, none of this would have been possible.

This year, our goal is to raise $10 000 to purchase new sports equipment, and have the outdoor playing field cleaned up and landscaped for recreational use.  Studies have shown that children who participate in sports are more likely to succeed as adults.  We hope to give our children this advantage in life.

We hope you will join us once again in reaching our fundraising goal.  A simple donation can be made online at www.OurURL.com/donationpage, or you can also send a check payable to West Street Children’s Center to:

West Street Children’s Center
777 West Street
Cityville, NY 55555

For more information, please contact me directly at m.allen@ email.com, or 555-123-4567.  We sincerely thank you for your time and continued support.

Yours sincerely, / faithfully

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Sample Letter Asking for Donations 2

Your Name:
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Dear Sir/ Madam,

Did you know that in Genovia:

33% of kids ever get to see the inside of a high school classroom. 56% of kids will die from starvation or easily curable diseases before the see adulthood 2% of the population is literate

When I’m asked why we should care about what happens in Genovia, I think about Sophie. When Sophie first came to our school she couldn’t read. As the eldest sister, she was in charge of caring for her siblings while her parents went out and worked. Her future looked bleak: without an education, she was destined to live a life on the streets. Because of our Mobile school for Genovian children, we were able to provide comprehensive care for Sophie’s whole family. Sophie got to attend school, while her younger siblings were also cared fore.

Sophie is in medical school now. Her goal? To become a doctor and come back to work with Genovian children to provide much needed health care. Investing in Sophie’s life, was like multiplying the investment and investing in all the children of Genovia.

This year, we have the ambitious goal of opening more Mobile Classrooms. Won’t you consider helping us give the children of Genovia a brighter future? After all, investing in one child, is investing in an entire community.

Yours sincerely, / faithfully

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