What is the Crazy Good Turns $50 Thank You Award?
There are many people doing good deeds in this world.
When readers took time to recognize one, we sent the person a Thank You letter and $50 gift card.
Why did we offer a $50 Thank You?
To show gratitude — and create a moment of delight — for someone who makes the world a little better.
Right now there are people around you who are giving of themselves through their work, their volunteering, or their kindness toward others.
We hope the notes made them feel appreciated, happy and encouraged.
Who Received the Thank You Awards?
Here are just a few of their stories…
"When schools in our area closed for the pandemic, kids were losing access to their school lunches. Ramiro announced that his restaurants would be offer FREE lunches for kids in need.
He then opened it up to free kids' meals all day, no purchase necessary, because they didn't want children to go hungry. In less than a month, they'd distributed 688 free kids meals to families out of their 3 locations.
Ramiro, his family and his employees are awesome!"
Prior to her Home Depot career, Kelly spent 23 years in the Army. She is like the sister I never had. We think a lot alike and we do projects together for the store for special occasions.
I do not know anyone more deserving for a huge "Thank You" for all she does."
"Andy did the work of two people at Mary Crane Centers when the pandemic hit. Andy and his staff worked extremely hard to connect every family and every child with the resources they need to not just survive but thrive. They used their ingenuity to ensure families had food, diapers, iPads, and connections to other support systems.
They then delivered these items during a time where most people were required to stay quarantined in their homes.
Andy and his staff delivered at a crucial time above and beyond their normal work duties because that is the type of people they are."
"Christina spent the days after Tropical Storm Cristobal rescuing stranded and injured wildlife.
As a licensed wildlife rehabilitator she's responsible for their care and rehab. She also runs an animal rescue center and is generous with her time and heart.
She's the first to step up to help both animals and people. To raise funds, she makes the best chocolate-dipped cookies and brings them to local EMS agencies. She's a shining star!"
What Did Award Winners Receive?
Each selected nominee received...
- A Thank You letter hand-signed by Crazy Good Turns founder Frank Blake
- A $50 Gift Card, which they could use however they like
Why was it a hand-signed letter sent by mail?
Because experience shows that receiving something tangible makes the experience more impactful.
We believe that good deeds deserve more attention. So we give it.
How It Felt to Send a Crazy Good Thanks Award
Sent two Thank You’s.
Restaurateur who provided free meals to kids in need
“Thank You” award nominee and nominator