- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
So my job put me in charge of the holiday food/toy drive we have every year. The last few years were a total mess so they replaced the normal person who handled it with me. I am getting no help from the other employees because they are mad at me for “taking her job”. Dude, its a Christmas drive for needy families, who cares who does it, you aren’t taking a paycut or losing hours so shut up.
Anywho…one of the HUGE reasons the last few years have been such a mess is the demand for help exceeded the supply of those willing to help. We do a giving tree and only half of the tags get taken on average so half of the people who submit their information get no gifts or food (with the exception of last year where the scrambled at the last minute to get a donation to buy gifts for the tags not taken).
So this year I am doing donation requests early, something they for some reason haven’t thought of yet. Most places have a form to fill out but I will be including a letter with the form as well. Please tell me what you think of the letter and any areas of approval. This is my first letter of this nature so please go easy on me.
Dear Family and Friends [or business name],
I am involved in fundraising for the (my company), where we are committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
This year we will have our holiday food and toy drive geared toward providing the community with much needed support during what can be a very stressful time of year. I am contacting you on behalf of the (my company) and the fund raising team to request your support in the form of a tax-deductible donation.
For those of you who are not familiar with our organization, the (my company) is committed to not only promoting the physical health of our patrons, but their mental and spiritual health as well. The overall well being of our members, their guests and our community is our top priority. We are dedicated to providing programs that address the varying needs of the people in our community.
I am asking you to offer your support this year by giving a tax-deductible donation to the (my company). We work very hard to provide relief for families in need each year and I hope we can count on you for a generous donation. However, please note that any donation, whether it be product, gift cards or monetary, is always welcomed and greatly appreciated.
I thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to whatever support you can provide. If you require additional information about the (my company), please contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You may also visit (our website) online or contact us directly by phone at: (our phone number)
Thank you again for your consideration. The (us) couldn’t do it without the generosity of donors like you.
I realize its total crap, but yeah, again its my first one. There really isn’t a polite way to ask people “Can you please give us money.”