I am a huge advocate for being the change you want to see in the world, there is so much negativity that it is so easy to get wrapped up into it and feel trapped. I am also a huge advocate that there is so much more to life than being trapped in a cubicle. Which is why I excited to share a plan I have for the month of July.
I am hoping to write 31 letters this month, I love to write and talk people’s ears off. So when I recently discovered Girls Love Mail, I can’t begin to express how excited I am to share this opportunity.
I am on a mission to share volunteer opportunities with the world and the first opportunity I am going to share with you is so easy. Writing letters to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. You can do this to, thanks to a lovely organization like Girls Love Mail.
People often think that volunteering is spending your Saturday building a house or working at an animal shelter, but volunteering your time doesn’t have to be an all day event. (Although I do personally love all day events, you meet so many amazing people!)
I am going to try and bridge the gap and prove there are so many ways to volunteer your time and efforts. So I am happy to say my first campaign I am going to share with you is one ANYONE in the country can do at any given time, from the comfort of your home.
So starting today I am going to write one letter a day giving love and encouragement to a person experiencing a very dark time in their life. Sure I am stranger but sometimes a strangers compassion is what you need in your life.
I can’t tell you how many times a stranger has helped me & I think it is time I return the favor.
Here is the basic 411 and I highly encourage you to write a letter. Even if it is one letter.
What is Girls Love Mail?
-Girls Love Mail is a charity that collects hand-written letters of encouragement, bundles them, and sends them, via the caring staff at cancer centers and programs, to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
Ok Jen, I am interested, what should I write about?
-We encourage you to share your experiences and tell the reader you are thinking of them. Some people share inspirational quotes, things that make them laugh, words of sympathy, or simply what’s going on in their own lives that day. Often it’s not what you said that mattered so much as that you cared enough to say it.
Can you write a letter even though you have never had cancer?
-Yes. Anyone with a story to share or desire to encourage a woman can write a letter. You don’t have to be a breast cancer survivor to write a letter. We encourage children to include their age or grade level in their letters.
All answers and image was taken directly from Girls Love Mail Website.
If you are interested please check out their website, Girls Love Mail