Sample fund-raising letter: Short term mission trip to Italy

Support letters:   Asian prayer journey  |  Guatemala nursing trip   |  Italy   |  Kenya   |  Mexico   |  Mid-point report   |   Thailand/Nepal  |   Commission Unto Mexico

Notice how Sarah has personalized her fund-raising letter. Take a look at how she lays out her dreams and hopes for this mission trip in a vision casting kind of way.

     Dear family and friends,
     I hope the new year is treating you well.
     I have just begun the second semester of my Junior year of nursing school at Southern Nazarene University. This year has been very exciting with my involvement as Resident Advisor in one of the girls' dorms. Although I am busy, I am learning many new things from the girls on my floor, from my patients at the hospital, and from the professors on campus. Last semester was wonderful, but I am looking forward to the adventures of this new year.
     In fact, I have come across an opportunity to go on a mission trip this May. Commission Unto Italy is a two-week Work and Witness trip to Catania, Italy. The opportunity I have to go on this trip hold great meaning for me. My father worked on this very site the summer before his unexpected death. My dream has been to return to the church where my father ministered. On this trip, our team will be working on the church property, doing outreach to local children, participating in church services, and helping plant a church in the city of Palermo.
     In order for this trip to be possible, I am responsible to raise $1,800 This cost includes transportation, housing, food, insurance, and project materials. Our goal is to raise the money necessary to go to Italy through sponsorship.
     If you would be willing to help sponsor me financially, I have included a self-addressed stamped envelope for your convenience. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. If you wish to donate by check, make it payable to "Church of the Nazarene" and I will run it through my local chuch so that you can claim it on your tax return.
     As important as the financial aspect is, I will value your prayers even more -- not only for me personally, but for our team's ministry in Catania.
     This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and I feel very fortunate to be able to participate. Thank you for helping make it possible.
     In Him,

Support raising letters

Support letters:   Asian prayer journey  |  Guatemala nursing trip   |  Italy   |  Kenya   |  Mexico   |  Mid-point report   |   Thailand/Nepal  |   Commission Unto Mexico

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