An example of a great letter

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Here's an example of a great letter for you to adapt for your own purposes.

(Your group's name)

Your full address

Your phone number and e-mail address (if you have one)


Name of the person you are sending the letter to

Their organization

Their full address

Dear Sir or Madam (Name, if you know it),

My name is __ and I am __ years old. (If applicable)

My friends and I have set up the _ group, which aims to__ (include your mission statement or otherwise sum up your overall goals here).

We have already ___. [Keep the first section brief, but mention any former projects to encourage the recipient to take you seriously. For example, an AIDS Awareness Club might say something like: "We have already held a series of school-based discussion groups on protecting yourself from HIV." You could also include an important background fact in this paragraph, for example, on the subject of education, "We are driven by the knowledge that more than 121 million children of primary-school age are not in school."

I am writing to you because __See tips on the content of various types of letters Thank you for taking the time to consider my letter.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Sign your name

Print or type your name

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