“ When you get give, when you learn teach.” Maya Angelou
Greetings! I hope this letter finds you in the best health and spirits.
My name is Odunjo K. Copeland and I am currently a Senior Communication Management major, Business Administration minor, at Howard University. I have been offered the once in a lifetime opportunity to travel with a research organization to China to study accents and regional dialects within Shanghai, Tokyo, and Beijing. This trip aligns perfectly with my own career goals of becoming a marketing manager and young scholar whom is well versed in a critical language.
The trip has offered students the opportunity to travel abroad for research opportunities. In addition to our studies, we will visit sights such as The Bund, the Shanghai Financial Center, the Jade Buddha Temple, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, and the Beijing Zoo. The total cost of the program is approximately $5,000.00. To date, I have been able to secure a pledge of $998.50 from friends and colleagues to accomplish my goal and take my first step on my journey to broadening my horizons and continuing my education.
This letter is therefore to solicit your help with my sponsorship. I am asking for a donation of $50.00 or more to help me reach my goal of $5,000.00. This letter will also be sent to other business owners and concerned friends to help with this admirable cause. Your contribution is very important, because it will help me in my endeavor to become a versatile scholar. Since I have a deadline of July 15th, I would appreciate if you can make your contribution before that time.
When you contribute in any way to my travel, you will have access to my blog that will include pictures and journals of the trip. Let me thank you in advance for giving to a worthy cause. I can assure you that when learn I will give back by teaching. Also, when I return I would love to come see you and say 感谢你的帮助 (Thank you so much for your help) For more information, please contact me at 347.733.3645 or email@example.com.
Please make checks payable to Odunjo Copeland.
2251 Sherman Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Odunjo K. Copeland,
Bachelor of Arts Candidate 2012