I checked the mail last night and there was a letter from a young man who helped our family in 2008/9 when my mother in law passed. The letter was a request for confirmation that he indeed helped the family at no cost. I will explain a little better... In Ontario our high school students need to have 40 volunteer hours in order to graduate on top of all of the regular credits. Mike has all his credits but is missing his hours.. but really he did them.. while my MIL was fighting cancer he would go to her house weekly and make sure the household garbage was taken to the curb because she could not do it her self and her nurses were not there early enough in the morning to make sure the garbage got out before the truck came by. when the snow started he would make sure the snow was cleared so that her nurses could have safe access to the house. .. when my MIL passed and while we were figuring out the legal stuff he continued to clear the snow... and when we had the house up for sale he would cut the grass front and back.. clear flyers and the free local newspapers all this time we offered to pay him.. sent cheques to him he left them on moms counter.. i sent payment addressed to his mom for her to put away and buy something nice... they were returned.. his family lives a few houses down from where my mil did.. she has watched him grow up she was like a second grandmother to him so they were close... So now he is asking for help and I want to help him... he got side tracked with his education and had to leave school for a year and then went back as an adult student... I need to write a letter to confirm he did work these hours but my grammar sucks and so does my sentence structure... I dont want the school to think that he forged this letter and give him a hassle about it.. is anyone willing to help?