When was the last time you wrote a letter? Not an email. But a real, honest to
goodness letter…. With paper, pen and an envelope with an address and a stamp on
it… For some, it might be more than a decade since you’ve put pen to paper and
connected with a friend or family across the miles, then eagerly awaited a reply.
No need to get stuck in the nostalgia of letter-writing because now you can
participate in the Mount Hope-Breithaupt Park Pen Pal Project!
A group of neighbourhood residents have a fun way to help you survive the rest of
our southern Ontario winter AND connect with a resident of our large & diverse
neighbourhood that you probably don’t know!
Most people in a community neighbourhood look for some sense of belonging and
connection to the place where they live and the people who live there. The Pen Pal
Project will help you do this!
How to Pen Pal in 5 easy steps
1. Sign up to be a pen pal
2. Eagerly await your pen pal match & participation package
3. Start exchanging letters with your new pen pal
4. Watch your mailbox fill up with letters!
5. Plan to meet your new pen pal at a neighbourhood picnic in June!
6. Encourage your neighbours to participate too!
Need more information? Get in touch….
T: 519.741.0190 ext.300 (Matt)
This project is organized by neighbourhood residents Ted, Juanita, Meg, & Sarah
with friends Matt & Kim at Extend-a-Family Waterloo Region (this organization is in
our neighbourhood). This project was made possible with a grant from the Safe &
Healthy Community Advisory Committee (Kitchener) and support from MHBPNA and