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 10th.

Suggested Subject Header: Central Elementary's 2014 Firehawk Dash Jog-A-Thon

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 1st, 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.

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 Monday, October 13th.  If you would like to donate online, the deadline is Friday, October 10th.

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!