Letter-Writing Campaign for First Responder Heroes
Letter-Writing Campaign for First Responder Heroes
Show your gratitude for first responders during the COVID-19 crisis by sharing heartfelt messages of thanks.
30 minutes
Participants: Unlimited
New York, New York, United States

What you’ll do

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, first responders have been working on the front lines to keep our communities safe. Express your gratitude for their service by contributing to a nationwide letter-writing campaign that will lift spirits and warm hearts. Gather your team on a video call to write letters together along with a representative from the organization who will share more about their mission and how your messages will make a difference in people's lives. You’re welcome to use colored pencils, markers, pens, thank you cards, branded stationery, lined paper, or plain white printing paper. It’s not about the stationery—it’s the messages that are written that mean so much!

What you need:

  • Stationary (or a blank piece of paper) and an envelope
  • Pen or pencil
  • A postage stamp
  • Craft supplies and decorations (optional)


How it works:

  • Start each letter with a generic salutation
  • Express your thanks for their selfless service
  • Share a little about yourself (your family, hobbies, work, school, pets, interests, etc.)
  • Can’t find the words? Consider a drawing or painting 
  • For letters from adults: Include your contact information so recipients can reply back (optional)
  • For letters from children: Include first name only and your age. Do not include any addresses.
  • Mail your letters to the organization (address will be provided after booking)

How you’ll make an impact

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
This organization is the largest nonprofit in the country for hands-on volunteerism in support of military, veterans, and first responders. Since 2003, the organization has delivered more than 2.8 million care packages and has provided opportunities for countless Americans to forge strong bonds with their military and first responder heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide. In 2019 alone, more than 1 million volunteers participated in 10,000 service projects with this organization nationwide. They believe that the best way to forge strong bonds and build bridges between grateful Americans and their military and first responder heroes is through actions in communities nationwide, and they are uniquely positioned to do just that.

What else you should know

    • As this experience will be conducted over Zoom, you will be asked to provide a Zoom link in advance. Your link will then be shared with the organization. Please be prepared to start the call 5 minutes before the scheduled start time and to assign host controls to the organization’s representative when the experience begins. Participants will be encouraged to have their cameras on during the experience.

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