Thank you for supporting our elders during this critical effort to fight loneliness. Physical isolation is important for public health right now, but our elders deserve to feel supported, too.
We’d love it if you’d write a handwritten letter today to support what we do. Please note that we do not accept emailed or typed letters.
We’re collecting cards and mailing these to elders in senior communities across the globe with whom we’ve connected.
Take a few minutes, sit down, and write a letter to an elder (a stranger). Tell them about yourself, maybe say a joke or a riddle and let them know that they are loved.
It might feel difficult at first to be writing to someone you don’t know. Our advice: just pretend like it’s a conversation! What kinds of things would you want to talk about to a stranger?
1. Letters must be legible (large print) and handwritten. No worries if you’re not artistic– make your card as what you’d like to receive.
2. Avoid religion, if possible. Your letter should resonate with anyone.
3. Exclude the date (day, month, and year).
4. Embrace creativity! Recipients love it when the letters are personal. We encourage you to make your letters colorful and heartfelt.
5. Be kind & thoughtful (more than talking about yourself). This is a one-way letter exchange, so you will not receive a letter back. Receiving nothing in return is part of the beauty of your act of kindness, and recipients aren’t burdened by feeling obligated or unable to respond.
6. Envelope your letters if you can! It’s so much nicer to receive an enveloped card. If you’re sending more than 1 letter, leave your enveloped letters unsealed and unstamped and send them in a larger envelope or box.
7. Share your act of kindness!
8. Send us as many cards as you’d like!
9. You will mail the letters to the CE office at the address below or you can drop them off at the same location in Student Center East Suit 304 on the Atlanta campus.
Attn: Byron Jones
AG. Rhodes Letter
55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Olanrewaju Muili wrote on August 26th, 2020
How do we participate virtually since you do not accept emailed or typed letters?
Fajar Humayun wrote on August 25th, 2020
Since emailed/typed letters are not accepted, how do those of us that are interested in virtually participating send in our handwritten letters?
Kieva Epps wrote on August 25th, 2020
Just an quick question. To what address are we to mail in our cards?