If you are looking for free sample letters requesting Christmas donations for children, I would like to share mine with you. These examples can be a very effective way to increase the amount of money you can raise for needy kids and families during the holidays. You can tailor them to suit your needs after you print them out.
Note: On all of the examples, be sure to include contact information for both yourself and the people you are writing to.
- Sample 1 – For Individuals
This example of a letter asking for Christmas donations for children can be an effective tool to raise money or gifts for needy kids during the holidays. If you cannot afford to buy presents this year, it might be a good idea to use something like this and send it out to local charities, churches, secret Santa programs, or local Angel Tree groups.
To whom it may concern,
My name is Sarah Smith. I am unemployed and have major medical issues. This has caused me great financial burden and I’m afraid that I cannot afford to buy my kids any Christmas presents this year. While my illness isn’t terminal, it does keep me from working, with all the trips in and out of the hospital. I am asking for your help.
I am aware of your Secret Santa program. In fact, before my health took a turn for the worse, I donated to it several times. I am requesting my two children, Johnny, age 7 and Brianna, age 4 be included on this year’s list. With your help, I’m sure they can still enjoy their holiday.
I am asking that you contact me to let me know either way if you can assist me. If you need clothing sizes or a list of what they would like, I can provide them.
Thank you for your time,
- Sample 2 – For Organizations/Groups
If you are trying to raise goodie bags, gifts, or even money for a worthy cause, you may want to include something like this:
To whom it may concern,
My name is Sarah Smith and I represent the Youth Holiday Initiative of (city, state). The Youth Holiday Initiative raises money and gifts for the needy kids in our area for Christmas. Last year alone, we were able to offer assistance to over 300 needy families in our area.
This year, we are short on funds due to growing demands. We routinely hold fundraisers with our group’s volunteers, but are not able to raise enough to reach our goals. We are asking for your help.
We would be very appreciative of any form of help your business can offer. Our group would be happy to accept monetary donations, gift bags or goodie bags, or even discounts for buying the gifts for needy kids at your store.
We realize you most likely receive many requests like this and fully understand how difficult it must be to assist everyone. We have no minimum donation requirements, so even a small amount would be appreciated.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
- Final Thoughts
If you are trying to raise money for a good cause, it’s important to make sure you represent yourself or your group effectively. Feel free to use these sample letters requesting Christmas donations for children to help out.