Sample Mission Trip Fundraising Letter

Penning a fundraising letter for your mission trip can be a great way to launch a campaign around your charitable trip. With the number of great online tools available now, you can create a compelling and visually stunning mission trip fundraising letter that tells your story and makes a captivating case for potential donors. In your letter, it’s important to be as personal as you can be (even if you are doing a mass mailing to friends and family), and it’s a great idea to paint a vivid picture of what your organization does and how potential donors can lend a hand. There are many ways to approach this, but here is a sample mission trip fundraising letter to get you started:

Dear Friends,

I hope that God has brought you many blessings in your life and that you remain happy and healthy. I am having an exciting year at St. Paul High School, but I’m feeling called to go out into the world and lend a hand to those in need.

I want to spread the news about an exciting yet very challenging missionary opportunity that has been presented to me. This summer, from June 15th to June 31st, we are partnering with a local church in St. Paul Parish to sponsor a mission trip to Rwanda. 

During this trip, we will be helping organize a well digging program that will bring fresh water to several local villages. We will also be helping with home construction and child immunization projects.

This is important work that this mission trip has done every year for the past 10 years, and I hope to be a part of its good work this summer. To be able to attend this trip, I need to raise $2500 which of course is a big challenge.

I am contacting you to see if you would be willing to post a donation to this worthy cause so that I can go and do this important work. I am also asking for prayers and support from friends and family, and I’m asking for prayers for these families who live in a manner that is so much less desirable than ours. I hope that I can make a difference. Thank you for your contributions, prayers, and support.
God Bless you and your family,