GUIDELINES

  1. Thank them for their generosity.
  2. Explain how their efforts impacted your life positively.
  3. Express thanks again.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

Words cannot describe how thankful I am for your generosity.

You were there for me, and you helped me when I was going through what I would call my worst nightmare. I thought my life was over when I lost my job and my house, but you encouraged me to dust myself and keep going. I am where I am today thanks to you. I will be forever indebted to you for all you've done for me.

Thank you so much.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -