Neighbor to Neighbor Assistance in Winneshiek County during the COVID-19 Outbreak
Mail Cheer Program
Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Decorah & Winneshiek County Mutual Aid Network are proud to announce the Mail Cheer Program! Many members of our community may be struggling with loneliness or isolation due to the current pandemic. To combat this, we’re asking for volunteers from our community to sign up to send a positive message of cheer by mailing a card anonymously and safely to our PO Box, which we will then forward to individuals who have asked to receive a card.
Would you like to send mail to someone in the community?
Great! Thank you so much for helping us spread some cheer around our town.
Please mail your cards to:
Mail Cheer Program
PO Box 169
Decorah, IA 52101
Once we receive it, we will forward it to those who have requested to receive mail.
A few tips for sending cards:
Please be safe! Do not include personal information, such as your address or workplace. You can mail your cards without a return address and remain totally anonymous.
Please be kind and positive! The goal of this program is to brighten someone’s day.
Please feel free to include artwork or other small items including stickers!
Please send one piece of mail per envelope.
Please feel free to send multiple pieces of mail in! There’s no limit to the amount of mail you can send in.
Alternately, you can e-mail the Green Iowa Americorps Team at [email protected]orcall(563) 382-4207 ext. 2, and we will get you signed up. Please include your name and the address you’d like to receive mail at.
Need some creative materials to assist with your writing endeavors?
A tote box is available in the Little Free Craft Closet at ArtHaus full of mailing and artistic supplies. Please feel to drop by and pick up whatever materials would be helpful for you to create a cheerful letter for someone in our community! Additionally, if you have supplies to donate, please feel free to drop them off in the tote box as well!
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