Isolation, lockdown rules and guidelines across the world have affected some in our community more than others. Even in the best of times, our elderly populations live in greater isolation, now made worse by restrictions imposed to combat the Coronavirus.

It can be a challenge to find ways to share how you care at a distance, however the power of the mail to connect people is formidable. At Quadient, we are immensely proud that our business facilitates connections – because connections matter. Quadient’s mail related solutions team is actively supporting three local organisations, in the USA, in the UK and in France, both financially and with the donation of postal equipment. These donations are already helping these charities to do their essential work connecting the public to those in residential care.

We would love you to join us in supporting these charitable organisations.

Love for the Elderly (USA)
The Love for the Elderly “Letters of Love” campaign collects cards and mails them to senior communities across the United States. Handwritten cards and short letters, written by volunteers, are mailed to a central volunteer hub in Cleveland, Ohio, opened and readdressed to an appropriate recipient. 
(Become a Volunteer)

Assistance to Love for the Elderly:

  • IM-16C Mail Opener 
  • Installation and 2-years of service 
  • $2,500 to cover sending batches of mail 
  • $2,500 to cover general admin costs 

A Letter from Louise (UK)
Volunteer letter writers register and are matched with an elderly recipient with similar interests. A freepost envelope is included so the recipient can write a return letter. The pen-pal exchange is intended to be an ongoing friendship. 
(Become a Volunteer)

Assistance for A Letter from Louise:

  • IN-360 Franking Machine 
  • Installation and 2-years of service 
  • 8 ink cartridges 
  • £2,500 postage funds loaded onto meter 
  • £2,500 to cover general admin costs 

One Letter, One Smile (France)
Words of love, a photo or a drawing are created by volunteers to light up the hearts of the visit-deprived people living in partnering EHPADs (Sheltered home for Elderly dependent persons) in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Canada. The communications are sent to the EHPAD locations, where they are printed in a large adapted font and given to the recipient. 
(Become a Volunteer)

Assistance to One Letter One Smile:

  • €2,500 to cover printing and admin costs

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