These stickers proclaim that hate is not something you want in your mail, nor would you send it to others. You can request stickers for free.
To get your free stickers, follow these instructions:
Send us a S.A.S.E. to:
Letter Writers Alliance/Attn: Stamp Out Hate Stickers/PO Box 221168/Chicago, IL 60622
What’s a S.A.S.E.?
It’s a self-addressed stamped envelope. Put your name, address, and a stamp on any size envelope. Then stick that inside another envelope with our PO Box address & a stamp, and toss it in the mail. You’ll get 5 stickers for free to help inspire you and others.
It was with wounded hearts we learned of the terrorist attack against Muslims in Christchurch. The Letter Writers Alliance has an active presence within Christchurch, and while we didn’t know anyone directly affected, we do have many friend and pen pals in the area. One of our friends heads up the Christchurch Letter Writers Society and she reached out to us with her idea for showing support to her community. She’d been contacted by a few people from our international letter writing community regarding how best to send written messages of support. While she isn’t comfortable posting addresses of the mosques/local Muslim groups affected, she will accept any written messages of support via the Christchurch Letters Writers Society post office box. She will forward the cards and letters in a bundle via post, or possibly hand deliver them to the recipients.
The mailing address is:
Christchurch Letter Writers Society
PO Box 33036
Barrington Box Lobby
The Christchurch Letter Writers Society unequivocally stands with our Muslim friends, neighbors, colleagues as does the Letter Writers Alliance. It feels terrible when these things happen, but I gain so much life back from actions like these. Be kind. Try hard. Send love. Stamp out hate. Feel free to share this message.
P.S. Image from the P.S. Correspondence Society.
P.P.S. Christchurch Letter Writers Society has an Instagram as well.
P.P.P.S. Stamp Out Hate stickers are still available for free via S.A.S.E. and will be restocked soon.
If you’re looking for a meaningful postal connection beyond just your annual holiday cards, I highly recommend getting involved with More Love Letter‘s 12 Days of Love Letters. Their’s is a project we at L.W.A.H.Q. wholeheartedly support and champion at any time of year, but we felt like this project in particular was a good highlight of the spirit of the season. They have selected twelve people in need of support and are posting an address a day. I find their Instagram page to be the easiest way to find out who to write. Our love goes out to all the letter writers and all the letter readers.
Thank you messages of support and gratitude and awe may be sent to Dr. Christine Ford at the following address:
Dr. Christine Ford
c/o Palo Alto University
1791 Arastradero Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
She has helped so many with her story
. Thank her for not being silent. They can’t use our secrets to shame us if we stand in the light of the truth.
“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston
I am easing in to 2018. I still haven’t figured out if it’ll be a question year or an answer one. To that end, I’m not certain what the focus of Stamp Out Hate will be, but in the meantime, here are some recent projects that I thought it worth sharing. I hope you’re having a happy new year and are feeling up to the task of spreading postal love throughout the land.
Amy Heitman, a stationery company I like, has launched a campaign called “Cards for Cause“. You can get 10 sample cards of theirs for $10 and 100% of the proceeds get donated to Ink Foundation.
Handwritten Revolution is still going strong. I cannot speak more highly of what they are doing. I recommend following their Instagram for a drip-feed of inspiration and project prompts.
Lastly, I very much enjoyed this post on the Write_On blog about how to make written resistance part of your 2018 resolutions.
Be kind. Try hard. Send Hope.
As I end this Month of Thanks, I want to thank you for participating, for reading, for writing, for being kind and trying hard. Thank you. I leave the last address to send thanks to up to you.
Every year, I like to pick an organization to support with my holiday giving. Last year’s focus was the Chicago Foundation for Women. They help women in Chicago. I’m a woman in Chicago. I really appreciate them and their work.
Chicago Foundation for Women, 140 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
I was a Girl Scout. I will be forever grateful to the people who helped me understand and grow into who I am today. The Girl Scouts organization had a hand in that. I still remember the Promise by heart.
Girl Scouts of the USA, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2798, USA
Hand-in-hand with yesterday’s suggestion is She Should Run. Women are currently underrepresented in our political figures. She Should Run is committed to getting at least 250,000 women to run by 2030.
She Should Run, 718 7th Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC, 20001, USA