Monday, April 7, 2008

Sample Fund Raising Letter

Here is a copy of the fund raising letter I am sending out this season to help raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You can use it as a guide to help you write your own fund raising letter for whatever charity events you happen to be participating in. I also added a copy of this letter to our fund raising website.

Along with the fund raising letter, I include a TNT donation form and a business card which includes our contact information. I print out return address labels which include a TNT logo and our fund raising website url along with our return address information. The top of the letterhead includes a full color TNT banner logo, similar to the image shown at the top of this blog post.

The company my husband works for just obtained a new, bionic color copying machine. So we took a copy of the fund raising letter I printed out at home, in to his office and made 100 color copies. I could have printed the letter out in black and white to save money, but color makes a much bolder impact. I sent out this fund raising packet (letter, donation form and business card) to our friends and family along with anyone that has made a donation to us in the past few years.
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20th Intracoastal Waterway Century Ride

As some of your might remember, last year Rob and I raised money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through their Team in Training program. The event we trained for was the 109 mile El Tour de Tucson, which took place on November 17th, 2007.

We were the mentors for the Palm Beach County cycle team. It was a phenomenal experience, both the ride, and working towards raising money for such a worthy cause. Last season we were featured on the front page of the September 19th, 2007 issue of the Delray Forum newspaper. This year we are featured in an ad for the TNT program, on page 44 of the April, 2008 south east edition of Competitor Magazine.

This year, Rob is going to be the coach, and I will be the mentor for the group training for the 2008 Intracoastal Waterway Century Ride. This 100 mile road bike ride takes place on October 26th in Cocoa Beach, FL.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a charity that does much to further research towards cures, and ease the burden of those battling leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma and myeloma along with improving the quality of life of patients and their families.

Please consider making a donation to support our participation in Team in Training and help advance the Society's mission. You may make a donation by visiting our fund raising website which is located at: http://www.active.com/donate/tntpb/roblynnsmythe. Or you may send us a check, made out to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to our home address listed below.

I hope you'll visit our web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to check our progress. Thank you for your support!

You may contact us by sending an email to thebikediva@yahoo.com. Details of our training program and fund raising efforts can be found on the Charity Fitness Events website: http://charityfitnessevents.blogspot.com.

Thank you for your time,
Rob Smythe, Palm Beach TNT Cycle Coach
Lynn Smythe, Palm Beach TNT Cycle Mentor

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