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Dear [recipient's name]:
As you might have heard, I will be traveling with my school's French Club to Quebec in June. I am really excited about this trip and the chance to learn about culture and foreign language.
To make this trip possible, I am raising money and would very much appreciate your assistance. I need to raise a total of $500, and any amount you can contribute would mean so much to me. Please contact me with any questions you might have, and thanks so much for considering a donation toward my Quebec trip.
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