Spoiler alert: This post contains a hearty helping of joy.When someone donates $50 or more to a classroom project on DonorsChoose.org, they get the chance to receive handwritten thank-you notes from the students they helped. Many donors then hop online and use the #sharethanks hashtag to spread the love.All told, donors have funded 195,587 classroom projects this year — and students sent 1,307,548 of these special notes in return. We've collected just a few of our favorites, one for each month, as shared by the recipients. Here's the most thankful year-in-review you'll read in 2017!
To “kickoff” the year just right, we defer to the pro football star.
Best office party ever.
New mittens. Warm hearts. Can’t lose.
Mackenzie brings it home.
When you're walking your pet dragon in 2037, you'll know who’s responsible.
Sometimes you just need a little boost. Cheers, Mallory!
Gretchen, we’re proud to have you (and Dad) in our teachers’ corner!
Thank-you notes from kindergartners > almost everything else.
We think it’s silly too, Gerson. (And, Rebecca, we hope you’re okay?)
Classroom news — straight from the source.
Class reads Wonder. Class shares wonderment. Mission accomplished.
When it comes to students and teachers, what more can we say? MariAnne tells it like it is.