We’re so touched by the letter of thanks we received from Jazz, one the the summer externs from Brown Mackie College, as he completed his service with us. It means so much to us, that we wanted to share some excerpts from it with you, too.
When I first started the externship, I didn’t have any expectations. I used to think about “charitable entities” or “non-profits” like many skeptics do: “What’s in it for them?” When I allowed myself to get to know some of you I feel as if I’ve learned more about the cause, help, faith, and myself than I predicted. I have been moved by the work that you all do in such a way that my daughter and I will forever look forward to bringing donations here.
This is a place many would be lucky to know, and I feel proud to be a part of. [Staff names] have this constant genuine approach to caring about the people they come in contact with, and I’ve never felt that. [Name]’s work ethic makes people want to work harder, while [name] and all of the volunteers have this never ending sense of purpose and have always made me feel like God moved with grace and mercy in this building.
We’re grateful to Jazz, for sharing his talents and personality with us. We look forward to his return, and we really appreciate this beautiful letter. We hope it will encourage other people to volunteer here, to drop donations to us or just to stop by and learn more. We welcome visitors to our offices. And, when they come, we hope that they’ll feel our sense of purpose as well as God’s grace and mercy, too.
[Editor’s note: Jazz mentioned many staff members by name. In the interests of brevity, we omitted several. So, we omitted all the names, in order not to appear to favor any of the staff.]