Sample Letter/Email Two – Help change a life in need this Thanksgiving

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

Subject:  Help me change a life in need this Thanksgiving


Help Make a Difference Through My Online Red Kettle

Hi (enter contact name),

This week as we gather around the table to give thanks, I wanted to share why I’m a virtual Bell Ringer and raising funds to support The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army helps to lift people up in their time of need. They give hope when it feels like there is no hope.  I’m committed to doing my part as a Bell Ringer. Will you help those in need by donating to my Online Red Kettle today? (enter personalized web address)

The funds I raise with your help will go toward essential services and programs that benefit people who need it most. Generous donors enabled The Salvation Army to provide nearly 60 million meals to the hungry and 10 million 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 Christmastime and in the coming year.

Other programs provided by The Salvation Army throughout the year include Youth Shelter Intervention Programs, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Services, and job referrals to those out of work. Watch videos of how your donation will change lives all year long.

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 personal fundraising goal) – 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)