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Sample Donation Letter

Use this sample e-mail about the Central Jog-a-Thon to send out to family and friends who would like to donate.  Simply copy and past the text below into your own e-mail application, update it to include your information and send it off.  Make sure to do this as soon as possible because online donations are due Friday, October 11th.

Suggested Subject Header: 2013 Jog-a-thon and Flood Relief

Dear Friends and Family - 

I am a student at Central Elementary School in Longmont.  I am a [INSERT GRADE] grader in [INSERT TEACHER]'s class. On October 2nd, our school will be having it's primary fundraiser, the Jog-a-thon, where I will be challenged to run as many laps as I can.  This event helps to promote physical fitness while also creating a fun way to raise money for Central, and this year, for our community as well.

As you may know, Longmont and many of our own Central students, have been directly impacted by the flooding.  This year we will be donating 25% of all proceeds from the Jog-a-thon to the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund, managed by The Longmont Community Foundation.  100% of the proceeds from this fund will be redistributed back into our local community to help flood relief and recovery efforts. 

Last year I ran [INSERT LAPS] laps.  This year I hope to run [INSERT LAPS] laps.

Money raised from this event will also help fund our International Baccalaureate Programsupport educational enrichment programs for students, fund special school-related requests from teachers and staff, and support community building activities at our school.  

If you would like to make a per-lap donation, please let me know the amount you would like to pledge and I will get back to you following the event with the total amount owed. 

This year we are also collecting donations online.  This is a quick and easy way to show your support for Central Elementary School.  
If you would like to mail a check, I will need to turn in my donations by Wednesday, October 16th.  If you would like to donate online, the deadline is Friday, October 11th.

The Central PTO is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization. Our Tax ID is #84-1334012.  Contributions to this organization are tax deductible.  

I hope you will be able to support me, Central Elementary and our community.  I really appreciate your help!