Published: 04th April 2020
Need some lockdown positivity? This group will write a personal letter of hope and mail it to anyone you want
The Goodwill Tribe has restarted their letter-writing event, where anyone in the world can send letters to people in distress
This is certainly not the easiest of times. A pandemic is on claiming lives, many are reeling under major personal, health and financial crises and the country is under lockdown. These are those times in which you could really use an extra dose of positivity.
Picture this. You open your inbox, to find a personalised letter just for you, telling you that you're doing a great job and motivating you to power through this phase, which is of course, temporary. You may not necessarily know the sender, but trust us when we say that it will have a lot of positivity and love. These emails will be sent to people, as part of an online event called Digital Letters of Love and Hope by The Goodwill Tribe.
The group is popular for conducting an event called Letter Earthlings, through which they encouraged young people to write snail mails of love and hope to strangers and posted it to them. Digital Letters of Love and Hope is a spin-off to Letter Earthlings, especially in the time of the lockdown.
While the former event used to be city-specific, there are no geographical constraints for the new one. Anybody, sitting in any corner of the world can request a letter for themselves or for someone they love. Similarly, anyone can register as a writer. "We have gotten around 80 letter requests until now. Around 90 people have registered as letter writers," says Chandni Slawani, the group's co-founder. "Each writer here gets around 3 letter requests, starting from April 4 and they can email it to us within 5 days. We will then email them to the recipients," she adds.
The group is conducting this event after a long hiatus. "We did not conduct events for a really long time. However, this is the time in which we can help out the most. People must be shown that they're loved and that there is hope around them," she says. The group is also conducting an online event called Ek Panna Ummeed (A leaf of hope) on their Instagram channel on April 5.