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What makes donating to DonorsChoose so special

Donors, without your generosity, we wouldn’t be able to deliver millions of resources every year to classrooms across the nation. In 2019 so far, you helped fund 253,767 projects, helping millions of students. As teachers celebrated, their students unleashed their creativity, creating thank-you notes for the supporters who believed in them. This year, donors received over 129,000 thank-you notes from inspired, grateful children!

In the words of Jennifer Mao, who runs the volunteer program at DonorsChoose: “In this digital age, old-fashioned handwritten student thank-yous are still woven into the DNA of our site.” 

These thank-you notes connect supporters and teachers and students — and show the deeply personal impact each donation has on a child. We know that we could never express this gratitude more eloquently than students themselves! 

Here are some of our favorite notes from 2019.

1. What’s better than learning? BOUNCING while learning!

bilingual thank you note, thanking donors for bouncy balls

2. Hunter’s drawing skills show one donor’s gift in action

thank you note with drawings of a rainbow, rainbow and science lab

3. Donors, you ROCK!

thank you note written on a rock

4. You made learning fun for (blooming artist!) Valerie 

student thank you note from a Valerie who drew herself

5. It might be cold now, but this was a seriously refreshing note back in the summer 

woman holding a thank you note shaped ice cream cone saying here's the scoop

6. This teacher couldn’t help but get in on the thank-you note action  

thank you note from a teacher

7. Rut is over the rainbow for his class’ new books

a drawing of a girl and rainbow saying thank you for the books

8. Kiyla is ready to jam

note thanking donors for ukuleles

9. These students sent a batch of Harry Potter-themed thank you notes… but this book monster ate them! 

thank you note book shaped like a hairy monster

10.
Roses are red, 
violets are blue (and Forsythias are yellow), 
this thank you letter is for all supporters
— including you!

Student thank you note in the shape of a 3D bouquet

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