Fund Raising Letter Sample- If it is group or person you already
know, make this letter personal
December 13, 2009 <Date>
Ma & Pop’s Diner <Name of place>
Mario Vaiz, <Manager or name of person you are sending the letter to>
1520 W 4th St <Address>
Pueblo, CO 81008 <Address>
Dear Mr. Vaiz <Name>:
My name is John Doe <your name> and I have been accepted to participate in
HOPE Youth Corps (HYC) this summer. The HYC is a program of HOPE worldwide, an
international non-profit charitable organization, whose mission is to help people in
desperate need throughout the world. The HYC is a service-learning leadership training
program and sends high school and college-age students around the world for two weeks
to either a U.S. city or third-world country; there, the group strives to meet the needs of
the impoverished and under-served in that community through teaming up with the
HOPE worldwide program already established and provides direct service to the local
area. The HYC two week service programs have included in the past work with children,
orphans, the elderly and sick, individuals and families affected with HIV/AIDS and
leprosy patients. This year, I have been selected to participate and will travel with 15 to
30 other student volunteers to one of HOPE worldwide’s international HYC sites.
I will have the opportunity this summer to work with HOPE worldwide and other
HYC participants to serve the world’s most poor in hospitals and clinics, as well as
homes for children and the elderly at one of the four international sites. I consider this an
incredible opportunity and am looking forward not only to what I will be able to give, but
also how I will be changed from this experience.
It is my responsibility to raise at least <amount for your site> (plus travel
expenses) for the HOPE Youth Corps program. It is with this in mind that I approach Ma
and Pop’s Diner <place’s name>. I am writing to request your financial support so that I
may reach my goal and be able to attend this program. The HYC not only provides hope
in the lives of the impoverished and underserved, but it also helps build my character.
Learning sacrifice, self-denial and hard work now at a young age will benefit those I
serve, as well as my personal future plans, for years to come.
John Doe <insert your name here>