If you are looking for a sample fundraising letter for multiple sclerosis or for a sample donation request letter that you can copy, here is a good example. At the bottom of the sample letter are links to a lot of other sample letters and donation request tips on what to say. Be sure to read at least a few of those because they offer more samples to look at plus detailed advice on every aspect of donation appeal letters.
Sample Donation Request Letter
Dear Name of sponsor,
On date of event, I will join hundreds of others to help end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis by riding/walking/skating in the MS event name. By making a pledge on my behalf, you are supporting research and local services to those affected with this unpredictable disease.
I have a personal stake in this particular event. My dad has MS. Not only do I want to help him, but also the many others diagnosed with MS. MS is a disease that affects the central nervous system. Some symptoms of MS may include loss of balance, impaired vision and hearing, fatigue, muscle weakness and, in some, paralysis. Even simple everyday living skills become increasingly difficult. Everyone is affected differently by these symptoms.
My goal is to raise at least $6,400 this year, which represents $1 for every person with MS registered with our local MS Chapter. Please help me reach that goal with your pledge. Your donation is tax deductible. If you wish, you may mail all or part of your payment amount today in the self-addressed stamped envelope enclosed with this letter.
Otherwise, I will collect your pledge after the event. Please make your check payable to the National MS Society. My deadline to get my pledges in is deadline date. Following the event, I will send out a brief recap of the MS event name to all my sponsors.
Thank you in advance for your support. Please call me if you have any questions or comments about the MS event name. I can be reached at phone number.
Donation Letter Tips
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Fundraising Letter Sample Template – This sample fundraising letter template offers examples of a specific method of asking for money, including providing a quick psychological justification for a positive response.
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Don’t Start Your Fundraising Letters As A Stranger – One of the things you should never do with your fundraising letters is address them to “Dear Friend” because it can cost you literally thousands of dollars in lost donations.
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