Sample Letter/Email Three – Seasons greetings from your virtual Bell Ringer

To ask your friends, family members, and co-workers for a donation before Christmas, copy and paste the sample below in an email or letter.

Subject Line: Thank you for donating to my Online Red Kettle


There’s Still Time to Support my Online Red Kettle

Hi (Enter contact name),

As you know, this holiday season I’m a virtual bell ringer and raising funds to support The Salvation Army’s efforts to provide help and hope to those in the most need. Instead of standing outside like the many Bell Ringers, I’m reaching out for support online and have raised (enter total amount of donations raised to date) towards my (enter fundraising goal amount) fundraising goal. Will you help our community by donating to my Online Red Kettle today?

To help fill my kettle please visit: (enter personalized web address)

The funds I raise will go toward essential services and programs that benefit people who need it most. Thanks to generous donors, The Salvation Army provided nearly 60,000,000 meals to the hungry and 10,000,000 nights of shelter for individuals and families in need last year – and I’d like to help them continue to do the most good in my community this Christmas and in the coming year.

I need your help. Please show your support by going to my Online Red Kettle and making a contribution: (enter personalized web address).  My goal is to raise  (enter fundraising goal) – no gift is too small or too large, and every donation counts!

I appreciate your consideration. Together, we can use this season of giving to change lives for the better.

Thank you for your support,
(enter your name)