Here’s a simple way to solicit prize donations for your raffle.
To simplify matters even more for you, here’s a sample letter template that you can copy, paste and mail.
Just replace the appropriate text with your specific information.
(insert Biz Name of Vendor)
Dear (Name of Benefactor),
I (or we) am contacting you on behalf of the (name of your organization). We are the (local chapter of the name of organization), with members from all over your (regional area) coming together to (main purpose of your group).
Every year we hold a (“Name of your Event”) where we have (list some of the exciting activities that will take place at this event.) This event is our biggest fundraiser every year with proceeds going to support club activities and (list specifics of how the funds will be used such as membership in other associations.)
This year we are expecting as many as (number of people.) They will enjoy (more about your event activities) in (location/city and state) during (date or week of month.)
We are asking for your support this year with a donation to the raffle prize. Prizes in the past have included (examples of prizes.)
Prize donors will receive recognition of their generosity in our newsletter, website, printed on the raffle ticket itself, in the event program and live at the event. This is an excellent marketing opportunity for your company to be seen in front of (target demographic group –auto enthusiasts, wealthy landowners, etc).
Thank you for your generous support,
(City State Zip)
Now go lick some stamps (yuk!)