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. 

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KAREN

A friend of Karen’s contacted us and requested a bundle for this very deserving woman! She shared:

“Karen served at Child Protective Services for 29 years. Yep, that's right. 29 years of removing kids from their homes out of their best interests and then working relentlessly to make sure that they are safely return to their parents or another permanent placement. Karen believes that every child is capable of great things and deserves their best shot. I have seen people working in "the system" get so tired and jaded, but not Karen. She loves relentlessly.

You would think that by now Karen would be enjoying a nice quiet retirement, but she now works as a supervisor for CASA helping volunteers advocate for kids in the system. Karen is a single mother to her daughter and has mothered hundreds of children and advocates throughout the years. This is a thankless job with pitiful pay and minimal benefits, but I have never heard Karen complain. She pours out so much love to others, and I would love to see her showered with love from so many others!”

Grab your pens + join us in encouraging Karen to continue fighting the good fight and letting her know she is loved!
 

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Karen’s bundle
℅ Erin E.
5706 E. Mockingbird Lane
Suite 115
PMB 53
Dallas, TX 75206
USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY JULY 29, 2017


WENDY

We received a heart-wrenching letter request for Wendy. Only six months after the loss of her mother–who had suffered from dementia–Wendy faced another tragedy. Her step-daughter shared with us:

“Having no parents alive and feeling like an orphan each day was hard for Wendy to face, but she kept her chin up and put a smile on her face and tried to focus on the other things that brought her joy–like her son, Jordan.

Having lived most of Jordan's life with just the two of them, you can imagine the strength of the bond they shared. Jordan loved to travel, and always imagined living in a big city, so it wasn’t surprising when he decided to move to Toronto a few years after graduating high school. Wendy took every opportunity to go out and visit her son in the big city. They would walk through his neighbourhood, eat at one of Jordan's favourite restaurants, or try and sneak in a Blue Jays game. Years passed and visits continued and that bond kept getting stronger. Much stronger than words can convey.

A knock on the door one day at Wendy and my father’s home brought the most heart-wrenching news a mother would never want to hear, ‘Your son has tragically passed away.’ A year and a few months have gone by since Jordan's passing, and Wendy's heart is still broken. Some days she wakes up and she can face the morning with a positive attitude and get out for a hike and try to embrace the good in that day. Other days it's like the wind is knocked out of her, her breath taken away, and her ability to stand is no longer there. Those are the hard days. The ones where she could use a bit more of a push, a bit more encouragement.”

Please join us in offering that encouragement + joy to Wendy.
 

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Wendy’s bundle
℅ Alexis P.
2445 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC
V8T 4L8
CANADA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY JULY 29, 2017


ROGER

Roger’s daughter requested a love letter bundle for him as he is facing a challenging season of life:

“My dad retired from United Parcel Service–UPS–after forty years in 2009. Not many folks have done that through UPS. They put him in the newspaper years ago and spoke about how he had driven so many millions of miles it was estimated that it equaled out to driving to the moon and back three times.

All of my life my father has been dedicated to his family, his job, his friendships, his hobbies, and his faith. He was the kind of man that always had a smile for anyone he passed, the kind of guy who whistled a happy tune going through the grocery store, the kind that would help others in need financially, the one who always gave people hugs. He is seventy years old now, and he still has a little of that fire for life still in him, but after my mother committed suicide in 2009 (she suffered from bipolar disorder all her life), he has been on a gradual decline.

My dad has always loved people in general; he is a social butterfly. However, these days he is lucky to see one person in a week. I know my dad would be overjoyed to get some love letters. He sure deserves it.”

Grab your pens and write some words of encouragement + friendliness to Roger!
 

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Roger’s bundle
℅ Kimberly N.
303 Lyons Ave
Tazewell, VA 24651
USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY JULY 29, 2017


HANNAH

Hannah’s friend requested a bundle for her to offer some encouragement during a difficult time. She shared:

“I am writing this request for my dear friend, Hannah. She is one of the most incredible people I have ever met–she is so full of life, positivity, and kindness. Through the seven years we have known each other, she has always been a faithful friend to me and many others. Hannah is a very gentle soul and always thinks the best of people. Oftentimes I feel that this is taken advantage of–she has had to break up many toxic friendships over the years, which has been really hard for her. Recently, my friend told me that Hannah has been struggling with depression and anxiety while going back to school and working as a waitress.

Hannah is living away from her friends, so she does not have a strong support group. She told me she feels like she has changed from who she was several years ago, because she didn’t used to feel anxious or sad. I know she may be facing new challenges, but anxiety hasn’t taken control of her life–and I am so proud of her because she is doing everything she can to fight it.

I try to be there for her, but there is only so much that phone calls, messaging, and texting can accomplish. I would love to be able to remind Hannah that there is light in the world, and that even though we can go through some very dark times, there are many people who care about her - even people that have never met her!”

Grab your pens + join us in bringing some light back into Hannah’s life!
 

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Hannah’s bundle
℅ Kara P.
13615 S 14th St
Bellevue, NE  68123
USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY JULY 29, 2017