the letter requests

Below are some letter requests hand picked by our team. We hope you enjoy reading the stories and join us in scripting letters to these fantastic people. New letter requests are posted on the first of each month so check back regularly for fresh requests!

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ALEJANDRA

Alejandra’s sister reached out to us to request a bundle for her as she faces loneliness + depression. She shared:

“My teenage sister recently attempted to commit suicide and she had to be hospitalized for two and a half weeks. She was being bullied in school and the teachers were not taking it seriously. She loves to read, but kids at her school pick on her about that. She is going through a lot now that she is back home–catching up on school work and trying to make new friends. She is extremely shy and feels lonely at school because a lot of kids her age are not as mature as she is. I want to show her that there are others who have either gone through what she has or have at some point felt lonely to the point of depression. She is in high school and I just wish I knew how to make her understand that this is just a very small part of her life and there is much more to come.”

Grab your pens + join us in sending some encouragement and hope to Alejandra!

Please mail all letters to:

Alejandra’s bundle

℅ Wendy R.

2014 Pincher Creek Drive

Spring, TX 77386

USA

Please have all letters in the mail by June 30, 2018


MARINA

Marina’s friend requested a bundle of letters for her as she faces a season of loneliness and loss. Part of her story is the following:

“My name is Yana. For over twenty years I've been blessed to have Job and Marina as a second set of parents. This very special couple have stood by me through thick and thicker- loving, supporting, advising, and encouraging. I cannot tell you what their love has meant to me over the years. Marina and Job are what people call elderly, but they are lively as children, hip as teenagers, and wise as sages.

Job and Marina would have been married sixty-four years in April, but Job passed away in March from complications that arose from a fall. He was ninety. My darling Marina is widowed now, and I can hardly stand it. I visited her the other day, and as we talked and cried together she said, Yana, I am not good. Job was the 'wind beneath my wings.’ He loved me-–and with him I could do no wrong. What can one say in the face of such monolithic grief? In addition to this, there is fear, uncertainty, and confusion as she considers what her future holds. Life is going on for everyone, but my dear Marina finds it very difficult to keep going.

It occurred to me that if Marina were to receive a love letter bundle, there might be enough love there to warm the cold, aching place in her heart and to help her keep putting one foot in front of the other while she carries this grief.”

Will you join us as we write love letters to Marina?

Please mail all letters to:

Marina’s bundle

℅ Yana P.

Apt. 1504

1310- 14 Ave. S.W.

Calgary, AB.

T3C 3S3

CANADA

Please have all letters in the mail by June 30, 2018


LAURIN

Laurin’s best friend reached out to us requesting a bundle of letters for her. She wrote:

“Laurin was a victim of human sex trafficking for twenty years. She was finally successful in escaping the life several years ago, and since then has become a tireless advocate for trafficked women and men. She established a safe house, personally facilitates escapes, and helps survivors find resources and support to rebuild their lives. Her nonprofit organization is dedicated to conducting outreaches and providing education to anyone. Laurin is a powerhouse of knowing, caring, and doing, but she never has enough resources. It’s always beyond hard for her to continue this work. Her health is poor and she often goes without, so others can have their needs met.

I could tell you much more, but some of the weight she carries on her shoulders is too personal to share. Just know that she is a true friend to survivors and to others as well. She is heartbreakingly alone in the world, except for her friends. I would so love to see an outpouring of thanks and love and support for this incredible woman.”

Join us as we pen words of friendship + encouragement to Laurin so she can keep up the good fight!

Please mail all letters to:

Laurin’s bundle

℅ Georgia B.

260 West 400 South

Provo, UT 84601

USA

Please have all letters in the mail by June 30, 2018

 


KYMBERLY

Kymberly has experienced deep loss, and her friend Haelee requested a bundle of letters for her. Haelee shared:

“Kymberly is one of the kindest, most selfless souls I know, and she brings light to all who know her. Kymberly and her husband Jon had one of the most beautiful, loving marriages I’ve ever seen. Last year on a family vacation, Jon died suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving Kymberly to face life without her best friend by her side, and leaving her three teenage children fatherless. Kymberly now faces a future that no longer includes the love of her life, and the grief she feels is indescribable. Kymberly is an amazing mother and is so strong for her kids, but I know she still endures many sleepless nights. As we approach the one year anniversary of Jon’s death, my hope is that these letters will bring Kymberly and her children the same light, love, and healing that she so willingly brings others.”

Grab your pens + let’s do just that for Kymberly!

Please mail all letters to:

Kymberly’s bundle

℅ Haelee N.

832 W Palo Verde St

Gilbert, AZ 85233

USA

Please have all letters in the mail by June 30, 2018


ALAN

Alan’s daughter reached out to us + shared what an amazing man her father is. She wrote:

“My wonderful dad has been the 24/7 caregiver for my mom who has had Alzheimer's disease for many years. He has come through fifty-five radiation treatments and three surgeries for three separate cancers in the past three years. He is an amazingly calm man who has had to learn to do everything my mom did, and he has done a great job. He maintains my mom's dignity, feeds her, walks with her, and chats with her even though she can no longer respond beyond a smile and a murmur.

Recently my father told me that mom's condition seems "ominous" and he is having to make a lot of difficult decisions with mom's doctors. He is losing connections with friends and family because it is hard to take mom out when she has bad days and because people don't know how to be around a person who has dementia.”

Please join us in offering support + encouragement to Alan during this season.

Please mail all letters to:

Alan’s bundle

℅ Lianne S.

678 Leslie Valley Drive

Newmarket, ON

L3Y 7J5

CANADA

Please have all letters in the mail by June 30, 2018