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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LUCY

Lucy’s awesome mom wrote to us about her fantastically unique daughter and we wanted to share her words and request with you. “Lucy is 10 and headed into the 5th grade.  She is one of those non-conformist kids who can rock glasses and pink rubber boots with a leopard dress.  She thinks BIG and talks too loud at times.  Smart, unrelenting & determined have always been adjectives aligned with her.  Unfortunately, she has suffered some horrible bullying and physical intimidation from her peers for the way she looks, the acne on her face (she seems to be the only one in her grade with it) and her basic unwillingness to conform to their standards.

She's had the courage to speak out about the bullying, only to have her school tell me that maybe she shouldn't try to be "so unique."  In our world today, we are all unique.  And I guess more than anything else, I'd like her to be able to hold onto her 10 year old thoughts and feelings before she gets them knocked out of her as she heads back to school.

As we headed to buy clothes the other day, I saw her look in the mirror and tell herself , "I'm fat.  I look like a blob. I wish I was pretty"  I want to nip these thoughts in the bud RIGHT NOW.

As a long-time stationery and paper hoarder, I believe in the power of the WRITTEN word to say "You are great just as you are!,"  "Keep going!,"  "Accept yourself!" or anything else you can think of to tell a little girl facing these doubts.  For a lot of women, this age is the last time they dressed for themselves putting together outfits out of joy and following the beat of their own drum. I don't want her to lose that feeling and self-confidence.” Join us in telling Lucy how awesome it is to be unique and to encourage her to continue being herself.
 

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Lucy’s bundle

℅ Molly Q.

2421 Bissonnet Street

Houston, TX 77005

USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY JULY 8, 2017


NATE

“My son who is in many ways the stereotypical millennial, but for his extraordinarily feeling heart and sensitivity which make him more of an old soul.” Nate’s mother wrote to us. “My Nate has struggled with depression since adolescence. Since Nate was a little boy, he has wanted to be his version of ultra-successful; but he is so hard on himself and always feeling not good enough. No matter the efforts he put into academics, relationships, career – whatever it is, he finds a way to criticize himself.  

In the eight years since his freshman year of college and an attempt to take his own life, there have been continual peaks and valleys. That’s how it is with depression. Nate has good friends, a lovely girlfriend who stands by him through his struggles, and a family who loves him unconditionally; but he still battles his inner demons.

Two weeks ago my son cried out to me: “I wish I could be someone else! I don’t want to be me, I don’t love me. I’m too emotional, too sensitive, I care too much and feel too much. I’m sick of depression and talking about it and trying to medicate it. I don’t want it. I don’t want to be me.”

I want him to know that he is not alone in his feelings and his fears and his overwhelm, and I want to assure him that it will be okay. I try. But maybe hearing it from someone besides Mom, someone else who has been there, who understands, who has found light outside the dark tunnel – maybe that can have a real impact.” Pick up your favorite pen to help us show Nate that he is not alone and to send some extra light into his life.
 

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Nate’s bundle

℅ Tara L.

80A Heritage Hills

Somers, NY 10589

USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY JULY 8, 2017


CLAUDIA

“My grandmother has taken care of everyone all of her life.” Claudia’s granddaughter tells us about her. “It began with her little brother when she was 11, and continued with her aunts, her parents, her five children, friends of her children, a stranger who had suffered burns, her husband after his cancer surgery that left him with mobility issues and dementia, 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. 

My grandma can no longer drive as she is legally blind from macular degeneration, so she is at the mercy of others to take her where she needs to go. Her health is not the greatest, and she is really beginning to feel the effects of her age despite being young at heart. Two years ago, we had to put my grandfather in the nursing home as we could no longer handle his care. She is lonely despite my daily visits, and I sometimes fear she is losing hope. She is the kindest, gentlest, most giving woman I have ever met. She does not ask for much, but I am asking all of you to please help this beautiful woman find some joy and comfort. I will read each letter to her and hold her hand as we cry tears of joy together. I want her to see that there is still happiness and beauty in this world because I cannot think of any person who deserves it more than she.” Grab a pen + paper to write a note for this amazing woman who is still young at heart.
 

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Claudia’s bundle

℅ Alexandrea H.

PO Box 806

Manson, IA 50563

USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY JULY 8, 2017