Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Donors Choose (to continue making me weep)

Remember when I donated to Donors Choose? Yesterday I got a packet of thank-you notes from the kids who received the scissors and tape. Some excerpts:

"So, thank you again for the scissors and tape just remember it helped a lot. Sincerely, Mike"

"You know what, I was the one who came up with the name 'cut into education' that was cool wasn't it. Thanks again. Sincerely, Kenny"

"We really appreciate the scissors that you sent. Before, when we were doing a project last year in seventh grade, we had the worst scissors. (I mean that in a bad way) They coudn't cut for anything and they always got caught in the paper. This letter is to tell you thank you for the scissors and tape. Sincerely, Khalil"

"The scissors helped a lot because we had these crappy ones and they didn't even cut. And the tape, we didn't even have any, but you gave us some and now we use it for a lot of stuff. Every time I see them I think of you and I say thanks in my head. Sincerely, Sean"

Thank YOU for reading because every page view helped fund that project.

And if you are still feeling charitable: My sister is running a marathon through Team in Training. She only needs $850 more to reach her goal of $3800. If the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a group you'd like to support, consider throwing a few bucks my sister's way. She would appreciate it!


Heather said...

Aw that's both wonderful and heartbreaking!

Magpie said...

What Heather said = heartbreaking and wonderful.

I've given to Donors Choose, too - and the thank you notes are priceless.

Lady M said...

Scissors - so simple, and they would have been out of reach.

the mama bird diaries said...

What sweet thank you notes.

Alex Elliot said...

That's so wonderful that you gave them that!

Kate said...

How precious.. must make you feel so good.

Hip Mom's Guide said...

Those notes made me want to laugh and cry in the same breath. No tape? Honestly, how can it be this way? Thank you for doing this!

Kimberly said...

Wow. That made me smile and cry at the same time.

Good for you!

mothergoosemouse said...

I love those letters! I want to donate now too, so that I can feel all warm and squishy thinking about cute notes like those.