It’s time for another Nonprofit Spotlight!
For those who are unfamiliar with this series, I have started to feature different ATL-area nonprofits at the end of every month when people are directing their monthly giving in the hopes that we will get better connected to all of the organizations doing amazing work right here in our own backyard. I choose the organizations I feature based off of recommendations from trusted friends and family, and my greatest wish is that someone, somewhere, may find a new local nonprofit to support!
So without further ado, here is the August Nonprofit Spotlight! This month’s organization is The Letter Project, and it comes recommended by my friend Rachael Dier.
What is The Letter Project?
The Letter Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to foster a community of women who build one another up through collaboration, shared confidence and by spreading the love of the Lord. We are a group of 1,400+ women (across five continents!) writing to women and girls around the world. While The Letter Project is Christian affiliated, the UGA collegiate chapter is not – we are open to everyone!
How did you get involved?
I first became involved with The Letter Project my sophomore year (Fall 2016) when I heard about it at Delight one Sunday. The nonprofit was newly started, and the founder (Whitney Saxon) was looking for some letter writers to get the program going. She was also looking for a social media intern, and while I had barely any experience working with social for someone other than a couple clubs, I took a leap of faith and applied. Soon after, Whit called me, we had a wonderful conversation (cause Whit is literally amazing) and I was hooked. I was the social intern for that year and then became the design intern that summer, working on an interactive map for their website and creating their logo they use today.
How does this organization meet the needs of our city?
Our chapter fits the needs of UGA by creating a mission for women from different walks of life can unite around; regardless of what field of study or interests the letter writers have, they all connect over pouring their hearts out into letters and encouraging women around the world. We also write letters to specific organizations in the community, helping spread encouragement to at risk youth and young adults. Our organization helps provide letter writers a sense of agency in times where change can seem impossible.
If you could describe the organization in 5 words, what would they be?
Empowering women around the world.
How can people get involved?
To become a letter writer, you can either become a member of our organization (email firstname.lastname@example.org!) or go to the nonprofit’s website (www.toloveourselves.com) and fill out a letter writer form! (I’ve linked it below) https://www.toloveourselves.com/be-a-letter-writer/