As a general rule, it’s best if you don’t begin your thank-you package until you’ve received your materials and your project is progress. Your donors want to hear about the impact the project has had, not the impact it will have - and by the same token, your photos and students’ thank-yous will be all the more compelling if they can speak to the actual project, not just the project’s potential!
To that end, please try not to start your thank-you package until your materials have arrived and you’ve begun (or completed) your project. If your deadline is approaching and you’re still missing some or all of your materials, however, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’ll work things out together!