Being in charge of a fundraiser for your church can be a challenging task, but with the help of some close church friends and some effective outreach to your fellow congregants, you can raise money for your religious organization in no time. One of the best ways to reach a large audience is to write a fundraiser letter to the members of your congregation. Using regular snail mail is always effective, but circulating the letter via an email campaign can also be an easy and fast way to circulate a fundraiser letter. Another great idea is to request that your fundraising letter be added to the church bulletin or newsletter. Here is a great church fundraising letter sample:
Dear (Insert Name),
I pray that this letter finds you happy and healthy and that your family is doing well. (Add in personal thoughts here).
I’m contacting you because I wanted to share with you a special project that I am a part of at St. Theresa Catholic Church. We are currently raising money for the Feed Our Hungry homeless shelter located in the downtown heart of the city. For this project, called Mission Feed Our Hungry, some members of the St. Theresa parish are working closely with the homeless shelter to build them a new soup kitchen and an extra wing on their building for overnight shelters.
If you are not familiar with the important work that this homeless shelter does, you should visit (insert website), as they have a wonderful story and do good work for the underprivileged community.
We are seeking both monetary donations and support in the form of donated non-perishable food items, clothing like coats and sweaters, and blankets for the upcoming winter months. We are also interested in recruiting dedicated volunteers for the Mission Feed Our Hungry team at St. Theresa’s.
Our team would welcome any help or support in any way that you can give it as we know that this is a worthy cause. If you are interested in making a financial donation, please include your donation in the enclosed pre-addressed and stamped envelope. If you are interested in participating in other ways, please call me directly at (insert number). Thank you for your consideration and I wish you many blessings this year.
May God bless you and your family this holiday season,
(Name and Signature)