Special Thank Yous
We love to know we're making a difference and we are honored that so many people have taken the time to thank us in their own words. Here is an assortment of letters we've received from some of the many people the Foundation is helping.
Thank you so much for the generous donation to support the Garage Community & Youth Center. Supporting the Garage helps students stay in school and graduate on time, but also to avoid risky behaviors, increase self-esteem and to pursue post-secondary education.
KenCrest is grateful to the Legacy Foundation for your grant designated for the music therapy program at our Philadelphia Early Learning Centers. Your support will benefit young children from low-income families, many of whom have developmental delays. Music therapy will help the children improve in their language and motor skills, attention span, social skills, and will prepare them for school. On behalf of the children and families we serve, we send heartfelt thanks for your generosity.
Thank you for your support of Youth Mentoring Partnership and our mission to help kids in the Philadelphia area. With the receipt of your grant for technology, we can continue our work to support and empower the youth in Chester County and the Philadelphia area! Our programs help youth develop grit to overcome formidable challenges to be successful today and in the future. Our mentoring programs help teenagers master goal-setting skills, build mental toughness, and forge character through intense physical fitness and sports. Thank you again for your strong support!
On behalf of the staff team, Board of Directors, and the young people of Philadelphia Youth Basketball, we thank you for your generous contribution. Your donation will provide academic support for one of our core programs, the Middle School Partnership Program. This program engages 240 young boys and girls from eight under-served and under-resourced public middle schools in North and West Philadelphia during a comprehensive 20-week after-school and weekend program. While the culturally-relevant game of basketball is the “hook” for our young people, we are more-so dedicated to our student-athletes’ holistic development, on and off the court. Basketball skill-building and gameplay is carefully blended with academic enrichment, leadership development, positive coaching and mentorship, and health and nutrition supports.
Thank you very much for your grant to La Comunidad Hispana in support of exam tables for our new Women’s Health Center. We are deeply grateful for your support. Your gift helps us fulfill our mission to change lives by serving southern Chester County as the leading provider of integrated health and community services. With your support, our clients are able to achieve a better future for themselves and their families, and build a healthier, more prosperous community.
Thank you so much for your generous contribution to the Salvation Army New Day Center. This is such an amazing program. The women I have met in the program are hungry to get their lives in order, your contribution will go a long way. We appreciate you so much.
Please express our thanks to the Legacy Foundation committee for approving the grant to purchase food for the residents of The Salvation Army proposed New Day Home. We also appreciate your encouragement and support of our work and we are grateful for the faith and confidence you place in us to provide a place of safety for victims of sex trafficking. Thank you again for your compassionate generosity.
On behalf of the Angel Flight East Board of Directors, Staff, and Wings N’ Wheels Event Committee, we want to thank you so very much for your support, participation, and generous contribution. As a community partner and a partner in our mission, we also thank you on behalf of our patients. As is the case….with any true community, it takes many to make it happen. Thank you so very much for your generosity.
Thank you very much for your grant to La Comunidad Hispana. Your gift helps us fulfill our mission to help low income residents of Southern Chester County stay healthy, build strong families and lead productive and fulfilling lives by providing high-quality, culturally welcoming services.
I am writing to you during Catholic Schools Week to thank you for supporting La Salle Academy. Our theme for this year is "Dare to Dream... Work to Achieve." I am a fourth grader at La Salle Academy and I dare to be a firefighter when I grow up. I will achieve my dream by coming to school each day and focusing on my schoolwork so I can get good grades. I will do my best to follow our life goals of being respectful, responsible, motivated, consistent and peaceful. My favorite thing about La Salle Academy is music class because I like to sing.
Thank you for making my school possible. I really appreciate your support over the past six years. Your dedication to us has inspired me to work hard. My favorite thing about going to a Catholic school is that this environment is safe and secure. My favorite memory was our first basketball game.
We are so pleased to be awarded a grant from the Legacy Foundation for smart boards for two of our classrooms. This technology has opened a new frontier of learning for our students and we're excited to have these two new systems for our 4th and 6th grade classrooms. We are making arrangements for the systems to be installed this summer. We will alert you once the systems are operational and will make arrangements for you to visit the classrooms for a first-hand view of the benefits for the children.
One of our graduates recently wrote "my time at St. Martin's helped build my confidence and inspiration to do well in life... it really helped me feel better about my situation and... not focus on my disadvantages coming from the inner city. They believed in me and my potential to accomplish." She is now a college sophomore, with plans to be a hotel general manager one day. Your generosity says to each of our students, "I believe in you and in what you can become." Thank you for helping to build a solid foundation for life long achievement.
Thank you for your donation for our Bedtime Books & PJs for our Maryland & Pennsylvania programs! We are thrilled to be able to provide 50 new pajamas and new books to children in need in each of these two states. The books and pajamas we send to children mean the world to them because so many of them don't have a mom or dad to tuck them in at night. The children we serve have been abused or abandoned and have been removed from school for long periods of time. No during "Danger Season" as winter is at its worst, the need is great.
When I started Pajama Program in 2001 I never could have imagined how many children there are who need our help... in every city and state in America. The pajamas and books we send help them feel loved and comforted - like a good night hug. Thank you for sharing your love with these children.
It is with much gratitude that I write this note to you. Thanks to you and members of The Legacy Foundation, my son, Ben, will soon have use of a state-of-the-art glider. This piece of equipment will be instrumental in Ben's recovery because it will allow him to bear weight on his legs on a daily basis. This will help to ward off osteoporosis and will allow Ben to build upper body strength.
I cannot thank you enough for your generosity. Ben continues to stay positive and make slow but steady progress. I attribute this to all the support he has received from wonderful people like you.
On behalf of our church family we want to send a note of thanks to you and the Legacy Foundation for your generous gift. This gift has enabled us to purchase the equipment, toys and necessary items to establish our special needs room. We were able to purchase such things as special mats, a swing, tunnels and toys for the children to play with and enjoy. We continue to upgrade and improve as needs arise, thanks to your gift.
Currently the special needs room is functioning every Sunday and we have seen God bless our efforts. We appreciate you standing with us as we attempt to reach out to our community and those in need. Our verse for the room has become Mark 10:14, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." So again, thank you for allowing us to bring God's word to "such as these".
If it takes a "village to raise a child" then it takes the combined effort of the entire community to create inclusive environments for people with disabilities. Special People In Northeast, Inc. appreciates your support and generous contribution towards the fundraising initiative of the Stroll in the Park. Your donation will assist in the construction of a playpark for our children services program, but moreover it speaks to the level of commitment that you have to the youngsters in our community. We are fortunate and honored.
Again, thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the Stroll.
Thank you for helping La Salle Academy. I appreciate all that you have done for our school. My favorite part of summer session is swimming. Thank you for making LSA possible.
I wanted to thank you personally for the Legacy Foundation’s support to the Speech-Language Department at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The purchase of the state of the art Lightwriter will allow the staff to communicate with children throughout the hospital in the quickest and most efficient way. As a personal supporter of the hospital, you know what a lasting impact contributions make to countless families. Thank you for your continued support and generosity – we are grateful to have you as a partner in our work!
I want to thank you for your generous donation. It was very kind and gracious of your company to donate almost half the cost of the installation of the power lift chair and the Bruno wheel chair lift...
It was a wonderful feeling being able to transport my daughter and not having to impose on my friends. We have been to the pizza shop, visiting my father when he was ill, movies and Wal Mart...
It was wonderful to meet with you yesterday. I really appreciate that you took the time to come back out to our office and meet with me about our work and mission. I was also very happy to accept your donation for the Campbell Soup Academy classes. These classes have enabled us to better prepare our home buyers to be responsible owners and community members.
We are committed to revitalizing the City of Camden and improving the lives of our clients. We are celebrating our twentieth year and have produced over 650 units of housing. We are excited to create a new partnership with Legacy Advisors to provide support for our educational classes...