WHAT LETTERS IN MOTION IS all about:
LETTERS IN MOTION IS A FAITH-BASED, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT PROMOTES LITERACY AND ACADEMIC ADVANCEMENT IN NEPAL AND KENYA. IN SUMMER OF 2016 WE SENT NEARLY 3,000 HAND WRITTEN LETTERS TO NEPAL AND KENYA. OUR OBJECTIVES FOR 2016-17 INCLUDE:
1. DELIVERING 5,000 HAND-WRITTEN LETTERS TO STUDENTS AND ORPHANS THROUGHOUT NEPAL AND KENYA.
2. PROVIDE EVERY CHILD WITH A LETTER AND A LITERACY PACK FULL OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES.
3. GIVE STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL AND EQUIP THEM WITH THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO BE GLOBAL LEADERS.
HOW TO HOST A LETTER WRITING EVENT:
HOLDING AN EVENT IS VERY SIMPLE. HERE IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT YOU WILL NEED TO HOST A LETTER WRITING EVENT:
1. PENS, MARKERS, COLORS ANYTHING THAT WILL MAKE THE LETTERS MORE COLORFUL.
2. PAPER. YOU CAN GET ANY TYPE OF PAPER BUT THE MORE COLORFUL THE BETTER.
3. STICKERS OR ANYTHING TO DECORATE THE LETTERS. BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS ENJOY STICKERS AND COLORFUL PICTURES INCLUDED IN THE LETTERS.
WHAT TO PUT IN THE LETTERS:
YOU CAN START OFF BY ADDRESS THE LETTERS TO A BOY OR A GIRL. MANY WRITERS START THEIR LETTERS OFF LIKE THIS: “DEAR FRIEND,” “HELLO FRIEND!”, “TO MY FRIEND I HAVE NOT MET YET,” ETC.
WRITE ABOUT WHAT IT IS LIKE TO LIVE IN YOUR TOWN OR COUNTRY.
WRITE ABOUT YOUR HOBBIES, PETS, ETC.
TRY TO INCLUDE SOME ENCOURAGING QUOTES AND THOUGHTS DIRECTED TOWARD THE CHILDREN ABOUT EDUCATION.
BE CREATIVE AND DECORATE THE LETTER WITH HAND-DRAWN pictures and stickers.
A FEW MORE (IMPORTANT) THINGS:
MAKE SURE TO GET A GROUP PICTURE OF EVERYONE WHO HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE EVENT WITH THEM HOLDING UP THEIR LETTERS AND WEARING A SHIRT WITH WHATEVER TEAM OR ORGANIZATION THEY REPRESENT.
TRY TO GET PICTURES DURING THE WRITING PROCESS AS WELL. JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT! DON'T FORGET TO POST TO SOCIAL MEDIA AND USE OUR HASHTAGS #THELETTERMOVEMENT AND #LETTERSFORLITERACY.
THANK YOU FOR BEING INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF LETTERS IN MOTION AND POSSIBLY HOSTING A LETTER WRITING EVENT. WE BELIEVE THAT LETTERS IN MOTION WILL BRING HOPE TO KIDS ALL OVER THE WORLD. WE ARE VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN A GLOBAL WAY AND WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE YOUR HELP! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL OUR PRESIDENT ELIZABETH SANDERS AT ELIZABETHSANDERS@LETTERSINMOTION.ORG
ONCE YOU HAVE WRITTEN THE LETTERS FILL OUT THE LETTER WRITING EVENT EVALUATION FORM AND INCLUDING IT IN YOUR PACK OF LETTERS
LETTERS IN MOTION
P.O. BOX 565
MARTIN, TN 38237
How to Host a Letter Writing Event
Download our how to host a Letter writing event packet!
This will give you all of the materials you need to host a successful letter writing event!
Make sure to watch a few of the "How to Write a Letter" videos!
Click the link to download the packet and the PowerPoint!
Gather a crowd!
This could be a couple of friends or a couple hundred people! You can host an event no matter what size you have.
Gather your materials!
You will need paper, makers, pens, pencils, stickers and any other materials you might need to construct your letter.
Host your event!
If you are able to show a powerpoint or video be sure to refer back to step one and show the video that is included.
Be sure to document your event!
We want to see all of the wonderful that you are doing and what fun you are having by joining the letter movement!
Be sure to use our hashtags #TheLetterMovement #LettersforLiteracy #LettersinMotion
fill out the information form!
The information form is included in your packet. Includ the form in your packet of letters to send to our P.O box!
Letters in Motion
P.O Box 565
Martin, TN 38237