Writing a thank you note to someone after receiving help is different than writing a thank you note for a gift received. There are many types of help a person can provide. This first collection of examples include general sayings that can be used for a variety of situations. Below that are examples of specific thank you notes for helping to move, volunteering, and giving money.
What to Write to Say Thanks for Someone Who Helped
You may never realize how helpful you have been. I needed help, and you were there at exactly the right time in the right way.
I don't know whether I'll ever be able to return the favor and help you when you need help, but I owe you one when you do.
Sometimes you need someone to help you do something unpleasant. You were there for me when I needed you to help me and you didn't complain too much.
Your act of kindness and service shows how big of a heart you have for others. Thanks for being such an amazing person.
There are times when it's difficult to ask for help. What I appreciate about you is your ability to anticipate what I need and offer before I even think to ask for help.
I don't know what I'm most grateful for. What you did was pretty awesome. Having you as a friend is just as amazing!
You know who really cares about you by what they're willing to do in time of need. I will be eternally grateful for your help.
The time and effort you spent helping me was more than I could have asked for. Thanks to you I didn't need to ask.
I don't deserve having a friend like you. You always know exactly what I need at exactly the right time.
What you do defines who you are. I am defining you as a big help.
In one simple act you made a huge difference. Thank you for not passing up the opportunity to help in a big way.
Help doesn't come easy these days unless you have friends like you. I'm lucky to have you.
What you did when you did it proves that you have a heart of gold.
I'm lucky to have someone like you around in my life. You're a lifesaver!
Thank You Messages for Financial Help
Thanks for providing the kind of help that I needed. Your financial support has provided much needed stress relief. I owe you gratitude and so much more.
I don't know anyone as generous as you. Your giving seems to have no limits.
I needed your generosity and you came through for me.
Money has been tight, but I can see by your act of generosity that our friendship is just as tight.
You find out who really cares about you when you are in need, and I'm sure you care about me by how you helped me financially.
I would be all the money that you gave me that you are the most generous person I know, but that wouldn't be the best use of the money.
I know you are not made of money, but you're still willing to help a friend in need. You have a heart of gold.
Money doesn't grow on trees, and neither do friends like you. You are a scarce resource that I highly value.
Thank You Note for Helping to Move
"When I found out I would be moving, one of the most overwhelming parts was figuring out how I would get moved. I knew that I would need some help, but wasn't sure who would be willing. Having your help meant the world to me. I had a lot of heavy items and you made moving fun with your jokes and laughter. I can't thank you enough for all that you did. Since I owe you one now, I would like to have you over once I get all settled in and I'll make you some dinner. Who knows? Maybe next time I'll just hire a moving company."
Thank You Note for a Volunteer
"We want to take the opportunity to thank our volunteers for the critical role they play in our operations. If it weren't for you, we wouldn't be able to do the great work we do and serve as many people as we do. It takes a special person to want to give their time freely as you have. With sincere thanks, we hope to work with you in future endeavors."
Thank You Note for Money
"I want to take some time to thank you sincerely for giving me money recently. I know you are generous, but I didn't expect you to do what you did. With the unexpected expenses that came up recently I didn't know what I was going to do. Your financial help saved me from having to take on more debt that would have been difficult to repay. I am indebted to you for your generosity. Thanks for all that you do! Thank you for being who you are."
"Not all nurses put as much of their heart and passion into their work as you. I felt dignity the entire time you helped me recover from my surgery. There are some things about being a nurse that I could never do, and I'm glad people like you have chosen to go into the helping profession. I want to express my sincere thanks to you for working hard to get me better. I wasn't the easiest person to deal with when I was feeling pain and not getting better as fast as I wanted to. Your patience and extra push was exactly what I needed. If you ever get feeling down about whether you make a difference in people's lives please remember my gratitude."