[Your letterhead, if desired; if not, your return address]
[Date of letter-month, day, and year]
[Recipient's first and last names]
[Street or P.O. box address]
[City, State ZIP code]
Dear [recipient's name]:
I am writing to request financial assistance for my family from your organization. As a result of unexpected and significant medical expenses, we are experiencing extreme challenges in our monthly budgeting for basic living expenses. Right now we need approximately $500, but f you could help us with whatever you can provide, we would be most appreciative. We would use any help that we receive for food and utility expenses.
Thank you so much for taking the time to consider this request. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
[Sender's first and last names]