the letter requests

The following letter requests were hand-picked by our team. You have until the listed deadline to read the stories, script a few letters, and drop them in the mailbox for the listed addresses below. At the time of deadline, all the love letters will be bundled up and delivered, topped with a note from the MLL team. We sincerely hope you'll script beside us. 

xoxo,

MLL

 

p.s.

see the impact of over 300 love letter bundles.

nominate someone you love for a bundle here.


 

MR. A

A student of Mr. A’s contacted us with a request for this incredibly deserving teacher. She shared:

“This past year, but especially these last six months, I have struggled with severe depression, anxiety, and panic disorder. During this time, it got so bad that I completely lost my will to live. I suffered through many symptoms of depression, but one of the most prevalent and damaging was obsessive self-harm.

I am much better now, and I tell you none of this to highlight myself, but only to show the severity of my situation was and how much help Mr. A provided. I can honestly say that I do not think I would be here without his consistent selfless help and genuine concern. He stayed in constant contact, kept me accountable for actions that my illness contributed to, and he helped me to fight against those urges. Mr. A has gone above and beyond what is required of a teacher, and because of that, he has truly changed and saved my life. He has become more than a teacher. Mr. A is a mentor, a parental figure, a friend, a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, and in my darkest times, he gave me a reason to live.

I don't necessarily have a way with words, nor do I possess enough of them to express my gratitude and love for this extraordinary person in my life. So I'm really hoping that all the wonderful letter writers among this organization can help me spread all the kindness, love, and selflessness that Mr. A was able to share with me. He deserves it.”

Please join us in celebrating Mr. A’s awesomeness + thanking him for his kindness!
 

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Mr. A’s bundle

℅ Abbie W.

500 Brook Circle

Hewitt, TX 76643

USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY October 31, 2017


 

JUANITA

Juanita’s sister-in-law requested a bundle for her as she is need of some encouragement. She writes:

“Juanita has always struggled with negative thinking but does her best to combat this. She's been through divorce and the death of a child, but has always had the support and guidance of her parents and close friends. In the last five years however, she has lost both her parents, her "second mom", and her best friend.  She also had a knee surgery that had many complications, including her not being able to walk for close to two years.  Juanita is slowly on the mend now and walking a little better each day, but it's obvious that she is still reeling from so much loss.  She seems to be depressed and falling very much into a negative spiral of self pity and sadness.  She cannot work, and while most of her family work full time, I know she feels lonely.

I believe that some positive messages of love could really go a long way to lifting her spirits–and even help her get into a more positive mindset.”

Grab your pens as we do just that, and send Juanita much needed messages of encouragement + hope!
 

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Juanita’s bundle

℅ Cindy R.

668 County Road 50 West, RR3

Harrow, Ontario

N0R 1G0

Canada

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY October 31, 2017


 

LOIS

Lois’ daughter Lori contacted us + requested a bundle for her mother. She shared her story:

“My mom and dad retired two years ago and moved from Tennessee back to Texas while searching for their last home. They finally decided on where they would live in the sunset years of their lives. The place was where they met at college, got married, and raised their three girls. It was our hometown. I live just an hour away from that precious town. I am married and have two kids that my parents wanted to see more often.

In January 2017, my parents had their 50th wedding anniversary and were still in love. They held hands all the time.”

Lois and her husband purchased a home large enough for their children and grandchildren to visit, they planned to plant a garden, and Lori nominated her father for “Best Dad in Town.” Her father won, and the family and magazine sponsoring the contest planned to surprise him the Saturday before Father’s Day. However, tragedy struck before that day arrived.

“On Thursday, June 15th, my dad got up from his chair and told my mom he was going to lay down. He walked into the bedroom and collapsed dead from a widowmaker heart attack. No goodbyes, no hugs or kisses, no last moments.

My mom is all alone. They had lived in that home together for three weeks and five days. There were still boxes to unpack, his clothes, belongings, and books to put away, rose bushes to still plant.

The magazine did in fact come over and present us with dad's award. He won, but we lost. My mom loved him very much and she sits in a chair and stares out the window each day. I would love for her to read letters of people overcoming grief, letters of encouragement and kind words. I want my mom to know she still does have a hope and a future and that love still remains all around, even though her true love is gone.”

Please join us in offering encouragement + hope to Lois as she faces her loss +grief.
 

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Lois’s bundle

℅ Lori K.

17519 e. 43rd Street South

Tulsa, OK 74134

USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY October 31, 2017


 

AMBER

Amber’s friend reached out to us to share some of her story + request some much needed love. She wrote:

“My close friend Amber has lost her son recently. Deion was diagnosed with DIPG in August 2016 at four years old. He celebrated his fifth birthday this past June. Amber and I are from a small town in North Carolina. We grew up together and have carried our friendship past the ten years since we graduated from high school. Amber is the most grateful mom that I have ever known. From the moment she found out she was pregnant, she has been filled with joy to be a mom. For the past year, she has desperately tried to raise awareness for her son's incurable terminal diagnosis and get him in clinical trials all over the world.

In my twenty-eight years, I've buried loved ones, but I've never seen a fellow friend have to bury their child. I cannot begin to understand the grief that comes with the loss of a child taken so tragically at a young age. I don't know what to do for my friend. I can't take this pain away. I don't know if any of the MLL writers have stood in Amber's shoes. I pray not many, but if they have, I am writing this post to ask for help.

I know after a funeral, people often come regularly for weeks and then they eventually stop and often you're just left with quietness and pain. I know this won't take away her pain, but I don't want Amber to ever feel alone and maybe in that quietness, one of your letters or cards may help bring her a tiny bit of peace.”

Arm yourselves with pens + kindness letter writers, and let’s bring some joy + comfort to Amber.
 

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Amber’s bundle

℅ Kalynn D.

108 Hyacinth Lane

Asheville, NC 28805

USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY October 31, 2017