Letters for Ladies Kit
Receive a kit for writing a card to a woman battling through breast cancer.
Kit for 1 Includes:
- A beautiful piece of stationary
- Rhinestone pink ribbon sticker for decoration
- Letters for Ladies patch
**Kit for 10 includes everything above for 10 people, PLUS 10 pencils!**
Letter Writing Guidelines – (Quality over Quantity!)
Hand-Write your Letter
Your letter must be hand-written. We ask for at least 4 personal lines of hand-written text. Just your favorite quote or “You Got This” is NOT enough. You’re doing more than writing a letter, you’re sending a hand-made gift. The time and care you take really comes through!
Avoid Death, Bad Language, and Religious Convictions
We help recipients regardless of race, religion, age, type of treatment, or cancer stage. For this reason, we are unable to hand out letters that are not universally appropriate.
DEATH: It’s difficult for someone newly diagnosed to hear about others who have died from cancer or other diseases. Mention your loved one without sharing the outcome. For example, “My grandmother fought breast cancer and she liked to wear a different wig every day.”
LANGUAGE: As a 501(c)3 who works with public hospitals, we keep it extra clean. Along with banning the really bad words (you know the ones), the following are also banned:
– Hell (ex: Breast Cancer is hell.)
– Cancer Sucks
– Kick Cancer’s Butt
– Dirty or off-color jokes
– Quotes with banned words and phrases that include “badass” and the like.
RELIGION: Refrain from religious references and other non-inclusive wording such as; quoting scriptures, telling how/who to worship, “God Bless You,” or other religious overtures. This also applies to pre-printed cards. We do allow “I’m praying for you” once in your letter.
Greeting, Signature, and Date
Start your letter with “Dear Friend” or “Dear Sister.” Sign your first name and last initial (Gina M.). For children, please include the age or grade level on the letter. Do NOT date your letters. Do NOT reference holidays. NO Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. It takes 6-8 weeks before your letter is handed to a recipient.
Mail Letters to:
Girls Love Mail
193 Blue Ravine Rd.
Folsom, CA 95630