Handwritten Inspiring Letters for Cancer Patients

10 letters may receive 1 service hour

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A thoughtful activity to show a stranger that you are rooting for them!

Priorities

  • Handwritten positive, inspiring letters, starting with "Dear friend," "Hi there," "Hi friend," etc.
  • Long letters that include “on behalf of Sonia and Kits to Heart”
  • Letters using the language in the samples below. You may repeat letters/artwork
  • Use of cardstock paper and greeting card-sized paper. Store-bought cards with your own letters and artwork inside are welcome, though please be sure to write letters, not only a quote or two!
  • Unsealed and blank envelopes (especially 5x7in and larger) are welcome but not required

We Do Not Accept

  • Messages encouraging "quick" recovery or "get well soon," due to the nature of some cancers
  • Cards with calendar dates or references to specific holidays; exceptions only made upon request
  • Ongoing correspondence to only one patient
  • Letters written in pencil or bright highlighters (difficult to read)
  • Writing that someone you know passed away from cancer—stay optimistic!
  • Letters on notebook/lined paper, printer paper, or index cards
  • Photocopies or printed letters
  • Letters with spiritual or religious references

Special Tutorials

Each (1) letter made with the following styles may receive 1 service hour!

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Suggested Materials

Samples (zoom in to view in detail; view more samples here—log out of your school/work account if having access issues!)

 Kits to Heart Card Sample Kits to Heart Card Sample
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Kits to Heart Sample Letter Kits to Heart Card Sample from CAPA-HC Volunteers
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Kits to Heart Letter Sample Kits to Heart Letter Sample

How to Submit

Please follow these steps to ensure your work is received!