Thank you letters to donors are crucial to create a lasting bond that will bring in funds year after year. When writing a thank you letter, always reconnect the donor with your mission, mention your specific programs, and restate the need. Let the donor know just what his or her donation did...the result it made possible
[Name and Address]
This week, thanks to your help, we moved Tom and Francis, a senior couple in their 80s, into a bright, well-furnished apartment in a community devoted to the well-being of our older citizens. No longer isolated, Tom and Francis will receive two meals a day and will be able to participate in activities ranging from exercise classes to community field trips.
Thank you for your thoughtful donation of $250 to the Wildthorne County Agency on Aging. Your donation will make sure that older people in our county, such as Tom and Francis, thrive both mentally and physically.
As you know, more than 30 percent of our seniors live on small, fixed incomes. The Agency on Aging provides meals, rent subsidies, counseling, and help with health care for these struggling older people.
Your donation makes it possible to continue those services despite the economic distress we currently find ourselves in. Private donations go far in making up for cuts in our state and local government funding.
Frankly, we could not do what we do without donors such as you. We look forward to working with you in the future. We, and those we serve, deeply appreciate your generosity.
P.S. Please feel free to call me at any time at xxxxx if you have questions, would like an update on our activities, or wish to volunteer at one of our sites.