Letters with Love was a program held on February 11, 2015 at the Women’s Center. It allowed students a chance to give back to the surrounding community during a time where love is celebrated. Students created Valentine’s Day cards with supportive and uplifting messages to be donated to local shelters. With our advertisement on campus, social media, and by word of mouth, we had a good turn out. Some of our usual guests joined the program, but new faces stopped by as well. What stood out to us the most was the atmosphere of the program. It was very warm, loving, and inviting. As a special treat, Valentine’s Day candy was provided for participants. It was wonderful to see the Eastern community use their artistic skills to send love and comforting words to people who are struggling in these tough times. We later sent the cards to the Holy Family Shelter in Willimantic and the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. Overall, we would really enjoy doing this program in the future. Students can continue the work that we have done here by visiting shelters, making cards for them, and showing them that you care.
For more information on how you can help the shelters, visit their websites: