A few weeks ago, Russell, my husband, and I visited a new church. As we were leaving the church, a church member gave us with a loaf of homemade bread.
What a nice welcome gift--nourishing, tasty, symbolic, thoughtful. It also served as an ice-breaker. Someone walked up to us and handed us the bread and struck up a conversation. This church did a great job of extending hospitality. We felt welcome.
That's what you want your donor to feel—like you've just handed them a loaf of warm, homemade bread and told them you are really glad they showed up on a cold, rainy Sunday morning.