Write letters to Ukrainian Refugee Kids and Moms!
In this project, you will be able to write a Letter of Love that will be directly delivered to a Ukrainian refugee. Moms, you will have the opportunity to write to another mom and kids will be able to write to kids, but we of course welcome letters from everyone. People in Poland, France, the United Kingdom, and any other country can also use the letterhead templates on this site to write their letters!
Our hearts go out to all those who have been displaced as a result of conflict, fear and violence worldwide. While many of us feel powerless to the many tragedies our world faces today, there are small things we can do that can have a big impact.
At Letters of Love, we believe that there is an immense power in a hand-made card. Through the personal action of writing a note, we are able to remind people of their worth, show them they are loved and provide some strength for their journey.
While we normally focus our efforts on providing emotional support to hospitalized and seriously-ill kids, we have partnered with some caring, motivated citizens from Colorado to channel some of our collective anxiety surrounding the current situation in Ukraine into a project that may bring even a small spark of relief to those afflicted.
In this project, you will be able to write a Letter of Love that will be directly delivered to a Ukrainian refugee.
These are orphans temporarily housed in Germany receiving your letters.
Children injured and/or orphaned by the conflict receiving your letters in Children’s Clinics in Kyiv.
In May we delivered letters to our partners in Warsaw to be distributed in Poland and Ukraine, and we are sending new batches in June and July! Now is a great time to write more letters! Keep reading to learn how.
Kyiv Children's Clinic
HOW IT WORKS
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT OUR TEMPLATES: We are providing a few different types of templates — moms write to moms, kids write to kids. If you prefer to write a generic Letter of Love, there is also a template for that! Our letterheads contain the same warm salutation in both Ukrainian and English. You may also create your own special letter or card in lieu of using the templates!
DO YOUR MAGIC: Write out your message in English or Ukrainian block letters — even draw a picture if you would like. Keeping in mind our letter-writing guidelines, get creative and put your compassion to good use! Write as many letters as you wish!
SEAL IT UP: Any ol’ envelope will do!
SEND IT OUR WAY: Mail your masterpieces to
Letters of Love to Ukraine
PO Box 34
Long Lake, MN 55356-9911
WE CHECK OVER EVERYTHING: Our Team in Minnesota will review each letter and make sure nothing inappropriate or hurtful makes its way to our final recipients. Content privacy is respected, and attention and love are used when reviewing.
WE WILL SEAL THEM UP AND SEND THEM OFF: Once your letter has the all-clear, it is placed into a self-seal privacy envelope containing Ukrainian and English salutations and will begin its journey across the ocean!
YOU’VE GOT MAIL! Your letter will be hand-delivered safely to a Ukrainian refugee in Europe by our Polish partners. The envelopes containing your letters look like this!
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND
Keep your letter G-rated (remember it may be going to a child!). While sentiments such as “I will keep you in my prayers” are okay, please avoid political and religious messaging. Let your letter be a beacon of hope and love!
SIGN WITH YOUR NAME
Signing your name (first name only!) is a personal touch that can make the letter even more meaningful to its recipient. If you feel comfortable, include a little bit about yourself (what state you are from, some activity you enjoy doing, your age, etc.) — but don't overshare! Please don’t share last names or schools.
DON’T PROVIDE OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Please don’t include information like phone numbers, addresses, the city you live in or any other personal information. We can’t forward on letters that include that information, and we don’t want your heartfelt work to go to waste! Adults can include social media contact, but you assume all associated risk.
DOWNLOAD & PRINT
Please click the button below and download the letterhead template for the type of Letter of Love you would like to make. Then, just print it out, write out your message and send it our way!
Check out some of the letters we've received so far! Many thanks to the authors for letting us share these letters with you!