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Letters Against Isolation

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Who We Are

MISSION

We fight senior loneliness one letter at a time. Through handwritten messages of love, hope, and joy, our volunteer community brings seniors connection and improves their mental and physical health.

VISION

To empower people of all ages to empathize and connect with senior citizens in aged care homes and programs.

HISTORY

During the Covid-19 pandemic, teenage sisters Shreya and Saffron realized that without visitors or the ability to interact with the wider world, many senior citizens may be growing lonely. Senior loneliness is a well-documented issue and has effects not only on seniors’ mental health, but also on their physical health. From their kitchen, Shreya and Saffron wrote letters to residents of assisted living facilities and care homes. When a growing demand for letters outpaced them, they founded Letters Against Isolation (LAI). LAI has since expanded to serve tens of thousands of seniors in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia. In 2022 they registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

What We Do

ABOUT US

We're an all-volunteer organization that mails cheerful, personal, handwritten cards and letters to isolated seniors in care facilities and senior programs throughout all 50 United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. This is a safe volunteer-from-home opportunity which brings as much joy to our writers as it does to our recipients. We write to about 400 partner facilities. Since April 2020, tens of thousands of volunteers have sent more than 750,000 pieces of correspondence in 30 languages.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

We offer support to students requesting verification of their community service hours; teachers who organize classroom activities; and employers, clubs and organizations hosting group events. For volunteers located within the US, we maintain a postage fund for students and senior citizens, and we offer a stationery exchange for volunteers who wish to donate or receive letter-making supplies.

GET STARTED

Register on our website as an individual, student or group. We will email you a weekly newsletter with updates and a link to our web portal. Log into the web portal and pledge to write to any of our partner facilities.

Who We Are

MISSION

We fight senior loneliness one letter at a time. Through handwritten messages of love, hope, and joy, our volunteer community brings seniors connection and improves their mental and physical health.

VISION

To empower…

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Ubicación

  • Boston, MA, USA

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