Thank you from Maria

Last week, we received this letter from a student that we’re so happy to pass on to you. After all, you made this happen.

Now that school is back in session and things are a little more in place I would like to thank you for all the things you’ve done for me, in the last month especially, with all the emotional support and check-in emails. So I wrote a short letter from the bottom of my heart.

In this letter, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to every single person involved with Goodwin Connections and all the donors for their generous contributions towards the education of many students in the state, but especially to those who have helped to support my education during these uncertain times we are living. When I first enrolled for my spring classes at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, I was sure that tightening my family budget would help me pay for my classes and other expenses. I was not aware of the tremendous impact the COVID-19 virus would have on the education and the lifestyle of most of us.

Moving from face to face to online classes during the last five weeks of the winter quarter was a big challenge, because my laptop was not keeping up with the load of homework from school. In this letter I would like to thank you all for your support by providing me with the gift card, new laptop, and the emotional relief of feeling able to do online classes during the spring quarter. 

I have no words that can better describe my gratitude for your support. Thanks to you, I can keep myself on track to obtain an associate in Architectural Design by Summer 2021. I would like to tell you from my heart that your selfless help means the whole world to my family and me, and that I see your donation as an investment in my education. I will make sure that your investment grows.

~Maria, current student

Thank you so much for donating to our COVID-19 relief fund and supporting Maria and our other students. We can’t wait to share their celebratory graduation news with you.

We hope you’re staying safe and healthy at home.

With Gratitude,

The Goodwin Connections Board and Staff

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