Sample Solicitation Letter For Local Businesses
(Place on Your Groups Letterhead)
(Insert Name and Address of Local Business)
123 Main Street
Anywhere, USA 80000
Dear Local Business Owner:
(Insert name of Group) is currently participating in a fund raising program. This program,
pays our group $1-$12.00 for each empty Ink Jet or Laser printer cartridge we collect.
Not only will this help us raise funds, it is also great for the environment.
We are asking for your help. And all it requires is for you to save some trash, which we
can turn into cash. If you will save your empty ink jet and laser cartridges for us, we will
arrange to pick up the cartridges to send in for cash. If you have a large volume of
cartridges, we can simply supply you with a fully postage paid mailing box which can be
sent by mail each time it is filled. We’ll put a form with our group’s name in the box so
we can get credit for the cartridges you may send on our behalf.
Collection procedures are a little different for laser cartridges. If these are the type of
cartridges you use, please call us and we will arrange to pick up your cartridges.
The money we raise through this program will help provide funds for (fill in the program
that you are collecting for).
If you’d like, you can also share your participation with your employees who may want
to bring in their printer cartridges from home to donate to our fundraiser by providing
them with a pre-paid mailer envelope.
I am sending along a flyer, which describes in greater detail this program. Today there
are more than 250 different ink jet cartridges on the market. We can turn most of them in
for cash. However, there are a few styles we can’t send for payment. A flyer picturing the
cartridges that are not accepted is also included with this letter. We are unable to accept
any Epson cartridges.
Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please
call (persons name and number) and they will be happy to assist you.
Your Name, Title and Phone (if different than phone on your letterhead)