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Here’s our next letter assignment.  We will start to work on this letter next week.

Request Refusal:  CASA  (25 point assignment)

As a vice president of a financial services company (you name the company and create a letterhead), you serve many clients and they sometimes ask your company to contribute to their favorite charities. You recently received a letter from Carol Simmons asking for a substantial contribution to the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association.   She is asking you to be a key contributor (donors who pledge $1,000).

On visits to your office, Carol has told you about the organization’s work with abused children.  She is active in the Murfreesboro and Rutherford County area as a CASA volunteer.  Carol has helped neglected children find safe, permanent homes.  She has told you that children with CASA volunteers are more likely to be adopted and find a permanent home.

You have a soft spot in your heart for children and especially for those who have been mistreated.  You sincerely want to support CAS and its good work, but times are tough and you can’t be as generous as you have been in the past. 

Your Task:

Write a refusal letter that maintains good relations with your client.

Use this address for Carol Simmons (1234 Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130).

I will look at formatting, grammar, punctuation, typos (all of those nonverbal cues). 

A good letter will follow the indirect pattern and include all of the parts.

The letter is from you (use your name and your title is vice president).

You may want to visit CASA’s web site:


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