Pen Pal Initiative

Pen Pal Initiative CONNECTING CHILDREN WITH SENIORS IN FRIENDSHIP

Let’s help connect our youth and young adults with our senior singles, our home bound elderly who can’t make it to church, and those in assisted living or in nursing homes.

Who can get involved?

  • Work with the youth and young adults of your parish or community who would like to participate and be included.

How do you participate?

  • Contact your parish office for the name and address of a participating community member with whom to correspond. 
  • Write a letter, compose a poem, draw a picture or a card. Also include a photo or an interesting article, perhaps even two or three interview questions, that the recipient can respond to. 
  • Send your letter to the senior participant!

The parish Philoptochos chapters should keep track of who is interested on both sides. Chapters may go futher by purchasing supplies for the youth participants such as stationary, pens/markers, and stamps.

Download the flyer for distribution

For questions or help, contact:
Kathy Bouloukos: 516.868.4092
Vasilianna Fakiris: 917.335.4886