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Request a Pen Pal Letter 

Looking for friendly conversation and companionship? Request a Ready to Care pen pal and we'll email you a letter!

How it Works

Our program connects you with a pen pal to create companionship through letter correspondence. Read our FAQs for more details.

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  1. Submit a Letter Request

    Enter your contact information in the form below. Your email is never shared and is only used to deliver your requested letter.

  2. We Email You a Letter

    After you click the submit button below, we’ll deliver your first letter by email. Each letter is screened for safety and security before sending.

  3. Stay Connected

    You'll receive the writer's contact information so you can keep in touch with your pen pal.

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Request a Pen Pal Letter

Please complete the form to request a pen pal letter. Our team will review your request and email you a pen pal letter within 5-10 business days.

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Pen Pal Program in The News

Connecting in unique, personal ways isn’t a thing of the past – it can speak volumes. Read what people are saying about the Pen Pals program:

"We're connected here. She likes painting, which I do, too. And she does roller-skating. I never did that, but it's interesting. But yeah, I'm anxious to write to her," - Phyllis Ehrhardt, senior letter recipient, KCCI

“They’re really sweet letters; some of them were just a paragraph, but a lot of them asked for advice about the senior’s life experience. What I found achingly true was that even someone as young as 13 years old has experienced loneliness with the pandemic, but also maybe with their lives – maybe they feel like they don’t fit in, and they were looking for the senior to write them back and start a connection.” - Anna Edenfield, owner of the Home Instead, Hub City Spokes