Thank You Letters Trek Across Maine Community Bicycle CenterAfter you receive a contribution to your American Lung Association ofMaine fundraising send a thank-you letter to the donor within one week.You can either send a formal thank you letter or a note card. The letters caneither be typed or handwritten. The content of the letter should include: 1. Paragraph 1: Thank You - Starting with a simple thank you for the contribution. State the amount of the donation. Consider mentioning your progress toward your personal fundraising goal. 2. Paragraph 2: Impact of Donation - Stating reasons why the donation will help the American Lung Association of Maine with its mission. You can find recent accomplishments of the ALA-ME in the materials they send you or through their website. 3. Paragraph 3: Your Accomplishments - Consider telling the donor your accomplishments in the process of preparing for participation in the Trek. You can mention things like you have begun training, the team has a fundraising event scheduled, or you have ridden so many miles training. 4. Paragraph 4: Thank you & Keeping in Touch - Finish your letter or note re-thanking your donor and letting them know that you send a follow-up letter after you finish the Trek.Other things to remember: 1. Keep track of your donors on the Pledge Tracking Sheet. 2. Keep track of the dates you have sent thank you letters. 3. Send donors relevant newspaper articles or pictures of you Trekking. 4. Tell donors they can keep track of your efforts through the CBC FaceBook page or a Blog if you create one. 5. Proof - Read!!!Resources: 1. Online you can find examples of thank you letter formats. Most of these examples apply to job interviewing thank you letters, but the letter formatting still applies.