HOW TO WRITE A LETTER OF HOPE
Write To One of Our Storytellers
Anyone can write a handwritten Letter of Hope in response to a story. Letters of Hope can be words of connection, encouragement, support, or gratitude. Tell the person why you reacted to the story, tell them their words were inspiring, or send them kind thoughts.
Be sure to start your letter with the phrase, "To the person that wrote about . . . " When you are done, take a picture of your letter and click to submit.
It may be hard to think of the words to say to someone when they share about going through hard times. Often, we are scared to hurt the person even more or say the wrong thing. But it is so important to let a storyteller know they are seen and supported. Sharing words of empathy is a powerful way to build community.