Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Send a Card, Give a Smile

Send a Card - Give a Smile

You can make a difference to someone's life for the price of a postage stamp. Send a stranger a card - birthday, holiday, or just because - and let them know that somebody out there is thinking of them.

Here are 20 organisations actively appealing for cards:



★ Apostleship of the Sea. Send a card to lift the spirits of a seafarer. (UK)

★ Cards for Hospitalised Kids. (USA)

★ Cardz for Kidz. Lift the spirits of hospitalised and / or traumatised children by delivering handmade cards. (Worldwide)

★ Letters to Strangers. Open up about mental help and hope for the future for young people. (USA)

★ Love for the Elderly. Write a one off letter to brighten someone's day. (USA)

★ More Love Letters. Make someone's day with a supportive message. (Worldwide)

★ Post Pals. Brightening the lives of sick children. (UK)

★ Postcrossing. Send and receive a postcard from a stranger. You can even do it for free with mypostcard.com and the code JESSICAGJA6. (Worldwide)

★ Send a Smile For Kids. Handmade cards for children in hospital. (USA)

★ The Letter Project. Write a letter to encourage a girl to have faith in herself. (Worldwide)



Valentines

★ Red Letter Days. Spread the love to UK care home residents. Send to Red Letter Days Campaign, c/o Keyboards & Dreams, Ground Floor, 34-35 Hatton Garden, EC1N 8DX.



Birthday

★ Birthday Smiles. Send birthday cards to children with learning disabilities. (UK)

★ Cards of Hope. Birthday cards and / or letters of encouragement to children in care. (USA)

★ Sunshine Snail Mail. Families sign up with addresses for children who need a smile. (USA mostly)



Christmas

★ #GivetoGive with Caroline Gardner. Really low effort way to spread Christmas cheer. (UK)

★ MHA Christmas Friendship Appeal. Send a card to a pensioner in a care home. (UK)

★ Prisoners Abroad. Send Christmas cards to British prisoners being held overseas. (UK based)

★ The Rainbow Cards Project. For LGBTQ+ people who have been estranged from their families. (UK based)

★ Get behind the #onemorecard campaign and send a card or two to your local care home.




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