As part of my membership, I am required to complete “orders” that help promote the organization in order to remain a member. One of the orders I decided to accept today is one that anyone can do and I thought there may be some people in this blogging community that would enjoy the opportunity to lift someone’s spirits. You don’t have to be a Street Team member or even be someone who has experienced treatment first hand.
The order is as follows:
We believe in words, and know they’re powerful. A lot of times, when we’re in dark places we can forget. We want to offer people in treatment letters of encouragement. We want to say keep fighting, and to believe that this is worth it.
We are collecting letters written to anonymous people to send to various treatment centers. We ask that you please write a letter of encouragement, honesty, and support to an anonymous person. You are more than welcome to write more than one letter, or see if other people in your community want to be involved. We’d love that!
A few guidelines:
-Do not address the letter do someone, something like “Hello” or “Hi” or anything else is great, but please do not put a name on the letter.
-Do not put triggering information in the letter, or use triggering words. We want to offer positive, hopeful, and encouraging words. We don’t want anyone to be upset, or triggered.�
-Do not put your phone number, email address, or personal mailing address in the letter. We want to keep you safe.
-Your return address goes on the envelope to TWLOHA, it does not go on the letter to the person.
-Do feel free to share part of your story (please do not be graphic, we don’t want to trigger them).
-If you like, decorate them with crayons, markers, stickers, anything.
-If you like, include some of your favorite uplifting song lyrics or quotes.