Postage Rates Increase as Does Need for Social Connection

Our weekly Free Letters Home project provides a way for people experiencing homelessness or simply feeling the strain of inflation to stay connected to family and friends through writing letters. It’s hard to beat a letter/card in the mail to make someone’s day brighter. We provide postage, cards(thanks for the recent dad’s/grads card donation from Ballard Sip and Ship!) and a space to sit for letter writing. Many of our clients look forward to seeing our dedicated volunteers at the Ballard Food Bank most Tuesdays. They stop by just to say hello and/or to send cards to loved ones near and far.

As you may have heard postage rates are increasing on July 14th by 5 cents per forever stamp. This is a 7.5% increase and may not seem like much to most but for us it limits how many people we can help. If you would like to help us help others stay connected and send more love out into the world please visit our online store to purchase postage donations towards this amazing project. Buy Postage for Free Letters Home Here!