For a few months, I have been working to put together a project I'm calling Stamp Out Hate. (You may remember my print up over at Here With You.)The idea is simple. We band together to send messages of hope and support to groups who need it. In specific, I'm trying to focus on groups who have been receiving hate mail. It really rubs me the wrong way to see the power of mail used to make someone sad or scared.
Stamp Out Hate was born from a letter. My friend Milly wrote to me that she had seen a report of hate mail being sent to mosques and Islamic centers around the country. She wondered if there was a way to help. Well, I think sending letters of hope and support is the best counter to that. I suppose it’s like fighting fire with fire, but our fire is the good kind of fire. Mail shouldn’t be used for hate.
Every month, Stamp Out Hate will feature a new call to action encouraging you to send positive letters out into the world. Suggestions for new actions are always welcome. The project features free downloads of Stamp Out Hate materials and will eventually have other goodies available as well.
These small acts of kindness are truly important. Together, we will make a difference. Together, we can make things better. Thank you for joining us.
Be kind. Try hard. Send hope.