|Medals prepped and read to donate!|
|Proof I keep all the addresses!|
Step 1: see package by my door and figure it is probably medals (my son has learned not to get excited when he sees a flat rate USPS box)
Step 2: open box and save the return address if one is marked. I also keep two bins of medals; one with people that fill out legacy forms and one box for those that don't. If you fill out a legacy form, i then rubberband your form around your medals and/or but them in a zippy bag so they don't separate.
Step 3: find worth recipients (in 2012: Miseracordia, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls & Relay for Life were the big groups we works with along with many individual recipients) and present them medals with the M4M ribbon on the medal. Many times, I ask the recipients if they like certain things to try to match up the medals with their likes. If i pick from my bin with the legacy cards, i always make sure i attach that with the medal.
Step 4: send thank you notes. With M4M, i normally send out thank yous twice a year and was pretty consistent .. except for all of last year.
Last week, I have gone through all of the addresses and sent LONG OVERDUE thank you postcards. 52 to be exact. Although they are really late to some, i figured "better late than never" (and yes, i even included that wording on the postcard. Ironically, I got a email from HQ after I started this overdue project reminding all chapters how important thank-you's are.
So, to those that have ever donated to M4M, thank you. We truly appreciate your donation and so thankful for your generosity. We thank you! (even if the Chicago Chapter is a little late on the uptick)
***********also, if any of you know of any worthy recipients that you believe would benefit from a medal, please let me know. I am ALWAYS looking for good people that deserve medals!**************