30 Ways in 30 Days
Hand write thank-you notes to donors
Every day, people come to Ronald McDonald House Charities with donations of homemade treats, new toys and books, and items from our wish list. They send donations of money raised through garage sales, and bake sales. Children bring in pop tabs for recycling and proudly present us with a cup of sticky coins earned through a lemonade stand.
Ronald McDonald House Charities is all about people caring for people. That's why a personal, handwritten thank-you note means so much. Ruth Wilcox, a retired accountant, has been a front desk volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House in Albany, New York, for 17 years. She writes personal thank-you notes to tell donors how much their contribution is appreciated. Often the note includes a drawing from the "resident artist," Kyle. Kyle's family stayed at the House while he was very ill, and now the 17-year-old enjoys donating his artwork as another way of saying "thanks."