Last year I joined a student organization at CMU called A Letter For Better where I serve on E-board with 5 other lovely ladies (click here to see our faces). A Letter for Better writes hand written letters in aim to spread positivity by writing to strangers or specific organizations. As college students, we understand how special receiving mail is. With the technological advances of today, we aim to bring back the hand written letter.
Our bi-weekly meetings consist of us all getting together, starting off with a fun activity, then getting down to business by writing letters. Each week, we pick a specific organization to write to. Places we’ve written to in the past include CMU’s counseling center, nursing homes, and veterans. We also make it a priority to send mail to random strangers around the country. We take addresses from Whitepages and send letters to people in the U.S. in hopes of making their day better!
This year, we started something called the 50 States Challenge. At each meeting, each member chooses a state to write to and by the end of the semester, we will have written to at least one person in every single state. This is exciting because we can say that we have sent letters literally all over the U.S.
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know my eboard members better and meeting new members! We always encourage new members as there is no fee, no application, no anything. It’s so simple – all you have to do is come to a meeting and you’re part of the fam. I’m so excited to continue being a part of this organization next year as president of ALFB. 🙂
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