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How do I write a thank you letter to an anonymous money donor?

Asked by monkeybusiness (10points) March 9th, 2009

Was given a huge monetary gift anonymously from a church member during my illness

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asmonet's avatar

Contact the minister/priest/pastor with the note, ask them to forward it along. He should know how to get it to the right people.

monkeybusiness's avatar

Need to know how to write it though. Am trying to find the right words to express my thanks. It is a LARGE amount of money. I was going to send it through the pastor as I do not know the individual of course.

monkeybusiness's avatar

I have tried multiple letter writing sites and found nothing christian or suitable.

asmonet's avatar

Thank you notes need not be Christian specific. Speak from the heart.

If you are looking for a specifically Christian style, perhaps open with a passage from the bible about generosity, caring, compassion or thanks and speak of how much it meant to you to receive assistance at your time of need. You need not address their gender as it was anonymous I would think.

“I am forever grateful for…”

And so on.

Jeruba's avatar

Address it “Dear Anonymous Donor” and speak from the heart. Don’t follow a model or use a guide. Your honest words will mean much more than any perfection of craft, which will sound less, not more, sincere, as if you didn’t take the trouble to use your own words. It doesn’t have to be long or literary, just heartfelt and genuine.

Make sure to let the person know what a difference the donation made to you. The desire to make a difference was undoubtedly behind the gift.

It would be best to write by hand on simple stationery, such as a nice creamy ivory bond. You can still buy stationery in card stores.

Give it to whoever was the intermediary who got the donation to you.

patg7590's avatar

send it to the North Pole. I hear there’s a guy up there with a list. He would know.

asmonet's avatar

That was helpful. ~

Morgue's avatar

Yeah, As everyone else said just show your gratitude.

You could do something neat like plant some flowers to spell out thanks at the church or just simply plant a tree to thank whoever. The symbolism will touch on their heart.

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