Thank you letters, Jan. 8 issue

To the Editor:

Students and staff at Lincoln Elementary would like to thank everyone for their generosity and giving of “jingle change.” Thank you to Little Falls High School students and advisers of Fellowship Of Christian Athletes, Student Council and varsity boys hockey for partnering and adopting children in need of Christmas gifts. Working together, we made a difference. — Anita Larsen, mental health professional/school social worker, Lincoln Elementary School, Little Falls

To the Editor:

Thank you to all the people and organizations that donated food, money and services to the Pierz Area Food Shelf over the holidays and throughout the year. Everything was greatly appreciated and needed. — Pierz Area Food Shelf Director Bernadette Stangl, Pierz 

To the Editor:

The Rice Area Bloodmobile would like to thank the 106 potential blood donors who came to donate blood Dec. 19 at Shepherd of the Pines Church, Rice, giving the perfect gift this Christmas of  109 units of blood so others might live. Thanks to the many volunteers and businesses who donated time or goods. Everyone — donors, volunteers and contributors — came together to help others in need. Hope to see you all back April 30. — Lora Knafla, Rice Area Bloodmobile volunteer general coordinator

To the Editor:

The Hands of Hope Resource Center would like to thank the Initiative Foundation, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, St. Mary’s Church in Upsala, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Morrison County Salvation Army and all other community members who supported our Christmas families this year. Through your generosity we helped many families have a brighter Christmas. — Karla Montag, Christmas family coordinator, Hands of Hope Resource Center, Little Falls

To the Editor:

Thank you to the Morrison County Dairy Association and Pierz Foods for sponsoring the dairy products giveaway. I was the very fortunate and lucky winner at Pierz Foods. As a former dairy farmer, it was a “perfect gift” for me. — Joan Konen, Pierz

To the Editor:

On behalf of Mary of Lourdes School (MOLS), I would like to extend a special thank you to Kenny and Diana Janson and family, and featured guests for putting together a wonderful benefit concert for MOLS and its technology fund.  Thanks to  local businesses who sponsored this event and Falls Ballroom owners, William and Tiffany Threlkeld, who donated use of their ballroom and accommodated 600 guests. Thanks to Fr. Mark Innocenti and Deacon Craig Korver. — Maria Heymans-Becker, MOLS principal and MOL students and staff, Little Falls

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