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

 

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CHERIE

We received a request from Cherie’s neighbor, asking us to make her life a little less lonely. She shared:

“Cherie is 102 years old and lives alone in the house she purchased with her husband when he returned from the war back in the 1940’s. She is always optimistic, enthusiastic, and bright eyed.

Since Cherie is house-bound and rarely has visitors, reading books, newspapers, and magazines is her only window to the world. I call her and visit as often as I am able. We always have lovely conversations about her life, the world today, interesting places she has traveled, and things happening with my children, but I would love for her to receive joy through stories from people around the world to brighten her days.”

Please join us as we write to Cherie + make her world a little bigger.

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Cherie’s bundle

℅ Katie W.

3055 Aquila Avenue South

St Louis Park, MN 55426

USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY November 30, 2017


 

CARIANNE

Carianne’s friend sent us a letter request in an effort to encourage her through a difficult season. She wrote:

“Carianne essentially saved my life. When I began a downward spiral of panic attacks, depression, self-harm, and eventually almost committed suicide, she was the only person who noticed and urged me to stay and to get help. I'm doing better now, but things are rough for Carianne–her family is going through some incredibly difficult, frustrating, and sad stuff. Cari is always listening to other’s problems and caring for them, and I just want to let her know how grateful I am for her caring personality. I also want to encourage her to have peace, wisdom, and courage as she navigates her difficult life situations right now.”

Grab your pens + join us in encouraging Carianne!

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Carianne’s bundle

℅ Hailey H.

5085 Fieldgate Ridge Drive

Cumming, GA 30028

USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY November 30, 2017


 

TOIK

Sometimes we need someone to remind us that we are not alone in life. Toik is in need of just that right now. Her friend shared with us:

“I met Toik in grade seven. She has always been there for me–we had picnics during lunch, we wrote each other nice notes, and now Toik is struggling and I want to be there for her. We have both had issues with our mental health and recently Toik has been admitted to a mental health unit. She is the most amazing person, she is always there for other people, and I want her to know people will always be there for her.”

Please join us in reminding Toik that she is not alone + the world is a bright place.

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Toik’s bundle

℅ Noah U.

196 Citadel Meadow Close NW

Calgary, AB T3G 4T4

CANADA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY November 30, 2017


 

SHEILA

A friend of Sheila’s contacted us + requested a bundle of letters for her as she is in need of some encouragement:

“Sheila's birthday is December 1st, but it won't be a happy day at all for her. Sheila has been struggling with loneliness and self esteem issues. She knows nobody will remember her birthday, which makes her feel even more lonely than she already is. She has always been there for me, and I'm here for her, but nobody else seems to care–not even her family or people she thought were friends.

I want Sheila to know she is a great friend, an empathetic person, and a good listener. I want her to feel that she matters to somebody else other than me. I want her to feel loved, and please believe me when I say she deserves so. Please, dear community, help me make Sheila smile on her birthday.”

Join us in celebrating Sheila + helping her to feel less alone.

Letters are welcome in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Sheila’s Bundle

℅ Maialen L.

Mexico Street 6, 6ºB

01009 Vitoria-Gasteiz

Álava, SPAIN

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY November 30, 2017


HALEY

Haley is struggling with her mental and physical health. Her step-grandmother reached out to us in an effort to encourage + support her during this time. She shared:

“Haley is a beautiful young lady who has been going through a lot for the past few years.  She is a sophomore in college and goes to school about three hours away from her family.  She is close to her family and misses them a lot.  

Within the past few years, Haley’s parents divorced, she started college, and this year she is living off campus and working as well as attending school. Many other life issues have happened as well, and Haley has been challenged daily.  I have known Haley for the last ten years since marrying her grandfather.  She has always been a strong, independent young lady. Rarely do you see Haley depressed or overwhelmed.  However, lately she is having physical issues and anxiety. She is not the young lady we are used to seeing.

I would love for Haley to receive letters of hope and encouragement. I would love to let her know she is not alone.”

Join us in encouraging + supporting Haley. Let’s remind her that life is tough, but we don’t have to go at it alone!

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Haley’s bundle

℅ Kelley M.

152 NE 4th St

Willamina, OR 97396

USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY November 30, 2017


BEN

Ben’s sister reached out to us as he has been struggling finding himself a worthy + valuable individual. She allowed us a glimpse into his story:

“Just a couple of days ago my little brother was released from a treatment facility after suffering a mental breakdown. This was not his first hospitalization and likely not his last, given that he lives with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. For weeks leading up to his hospitalization, he was experiencing extreme highs: he had passed his fourth actuarial exam and was receiving multiple job interviews and he started a very promising relationship (his first in almost seven years) with a very sweet girl. His happiness, hopefulness, and outlook on life was at an all time high...something I hadn't seen since prior to his diagnosis 10 years ago.”

This hopefulness did not last for Ben though, and he faced rejection from all the jobs he interviewed for and the girl he was in a relationship with. These rejections began a dialogue of unworthiness in Ben’s mind, and he eventually needed to be hospitalized as he was unable to cope with the pain of rejection + heartbreak.

His sister went on to share:

“As an older sister, this is devastating to watch. I now live across the country from my family and am unable to physically be there for Ben, which leaves me feeling helpless. It's heartbreaking to be on the phone with him and grapple for affirming words when he asks questions like, "Lydia, do you think I'll ever be able to work full-time? Do you think I'll ever be able to get married? Do you think I'll ever be able to live on my own?" Even now, I fight back tears because I don't think I'll ever be able to accurately express to him how amazing and capable I think he is. I'm going home for Thanksgiving this month and I would love to bring my brother a huge stack of encouraging, affirming, and supportive letters to help him understand just how loved he is and the amazingness that he possesses.”

In the midst of all his pain, Ben helped his sister as she recently dealt with a breakup, and we at MLL think it’s only fair for us to help her out as she offers him the same truths he offered her–you matter, you are special, you deserve so much more.

Let’s grab our pens and say just that!

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Ben’s bundle

℅ Lydia A.

2480 Lakemere Way

Columbus, OH 43209

USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY November 30, 2017