Direct Request Letter: Joining the Marines in Its Toys for Tots Campaign
Your company wants to become officially involved in the Toys for Tots campaign of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. However, it doesn’t know where to begin. Your supervisor asks you to investigate. You did a little searching on the Web, and you found the address of a person who will answer questions. You need to know what your company and its employees can do. You are not sure whether your employees should be asked to contribute toys and what kind they should be or where they should go. You are also interested in promoting the campaign. You wonder whether you should make your own posters. You have seen a Toys for Tots logo. What about promotional posters? You need to know when and how to begin a company campaign.
Your Task. Prepare a direct request letter asking for information. Include six or more questions. Add ideas of your own. Be sure to end by telling the receiver what you want done, how to contact you, and by when. Address your letter to Sgt. Jose Rodriquez, 489 Paradise Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91108. Assume you are writing on company letterhead; use block style and the current date. Place the date 2 inches from the top.