The Art of Thanking

One of my favorite parts of my job as communications coordinator at Infant Crisis Services is thanking our donors. It brings me so much joy to compose a handwritten note to show my appreciation for our donors’ generosity. Writing these notes is an extremely important part of my job since we have so much to be thankful for.

Recently, we have invited the caretakers of our clients to join our thank you note team. They are the newest authors of Infant Crisis Services thank you notes to our donors. The response has been incredible. The parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles of our darling clients have written the warmest, sincerest, heartfelt notes imaginable.

“Your donations helped me so much! I did not expect to be needing these services, but I thank God they were available,” one mom wrote last month. “You kindness is greatly appreciated.”

“Your program is one of the best,” another parent wrote. “The volunteers are so helpful and love the children. They really and truly love what they do.”

Sometimes the note is short and sweet: “May God bless you!”

Our donors have noticed the two thank you messages nestled in one note.

“I received the thank you card today - I really appreciate you taking the time to write it!” on donor emailed. “Having a family write a message as well was very unique and thoughtful. I loved that!”

I agree with the author of the email. There is something powerful about our caretakers thanking our donors in their own special way. No one intimately knows the depths of their gratitude like they do. As the adage states, “Gratitude is the best attitude.”

If you are interested in writing a thank you note for our donors, see our family services coordinators for a card.

Courtney Mayberry