Student Thank Yous

Students show their appreciation for the College Key Winter Coat Fund program.

“I would like to thank you for your generosity and being able to help me and other Bates students be prepared for the winter. I’m from San Diego, CA so I had never experienced temperatures below 50°F. The coat and gloves that I received have definitely kept me warm and protected, especially in the snow storms. Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend the dinner tonight, but I am truly grateful for the winter coat and gloves that I was able to have” – Bates Student ’20

“Thank you for your donations for us students that have travelled so far to attend Bates. We greatly appreciate it.” – Bates Student ’20

“Thank you so much for donating money to support people like me. The items that I received have kept me warm and I’m so grateful!” – Bates Student

“I just want to say, thank you. Thank you for your generosity. It takes people with great hearts to help out people in need, so it means so much to me that you’re willing to do this for us. Gestures like this are what motivate me to work hard and put effort into what I’m doing to be able to help people out just the way did with me. God bless you.” – Bates Student ’20

“Thank you so much for your help in providing me with winter clothes. I have greatly appreciated it, and it has helped me better understand what a Maine winter is. Once again, thank you!” – Bates Student ’20

“I’m a snow virgin before the first snow in Lewiston when I came to Bates. I experienced a lot of difficulties at first adjusting to a new type of weather. Thus, I am so grateful for your support and generosity. I am dealing with the cold much better with the winter apparel that you have funded. Thank you a lot!” – Bates Student ’20

“I really appreciate your donation and what it has done for me. I was very excited to receive my winter apparel and couldn’t wait to put it to use. I came to Baes with no gear sustainable enough for Maine winters and the winter apparel was well out of my budget. I cannot thank you enough for providing me with such nice winter gear.” – Bates Student ’20

“Thank you so much for providing funding for winter apparel. Having a good quality coat and boots has really helped me in getting used to Maine weather. Being provided with winter gear has further convinced me that Bates is a wonderfully supportive community.” Bates Student ’20

“Growing up in a tropical country like Bangladesh I was always fascinated about snow. Now that I am here at Bates and experienced by first snow, the winter apparels are keeping me warm as I enjoy these days to their fullest. Thank you for the authentic Bates experience.” – Bates Student ’20

“Thank you so much! I am really grateful for my winter coat, shoes, and everything really! God bless you!!” – Bates Student ’20