This letter contacts a private party to ask for a donation for your charitable cause.
1234, Main Street
Boston, MA 02123
05 April, 2005
<Recipient Address Goes Here>
I am writing to acquaint you with <name of charity> and some of the work that we do right here in your community. For the past <number of years>, our organization has been involved in <nature of charitable work>. All of us involved with <name of charity> find this work both rewarding and gratifying.
As I am sure you know, however, funding for organizations like ours must come from the community we serve. Therefore, if you believe that what we are doing is important and enriches your community, I would ask that you consider providing us with a donation to help make sure this important work can continue. We don't ask for a particular amount, only that you give what you can -- whatever you feel comfortable with.
I thank you for your attention to this request and your willingness to help make a difference. If you have any questions about <name of charity> we would be only too happy to answer them for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
encl: <List of enclosed items goes here>