Pen Pals with the Boys and Girls Club

Open Opportunity


In order to continue to support our community, members of Lambda Sigma will be pen pals for children at the local Boys and Girls Clubs (Appleton and Menasha). This opportunity is open to all Lawrence students and is organized by LU's Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honors Society.

Here's how it will work!
  • I will send a general letter to the Clubs to outline the project for the children and to provide them with questions to answer in their letters to you.
  • The staff at the Club will work with the children (ages 6-10) to write their responses to you. They will then mail those letters to me.
  • From there, I will email you a PDF of your letter (and save the letter so that you can have a physical copy come fall when we're all together again). If I can find a better way to do this through GivePulse or Moodle, I will be adjusting so please watch for updates.
  • You will be expected to reply to the letter within 4 days so that the children can get their letters in a timely manner. To reply, you simply need to send me a PDF of your reply. Whether it be typed or hand-written, I ask that you send a PDF to me for ease of printing. We do have access to color printing if you want to include a drawing or something else to share with your pal.
  • I will then print out and mail the letters to the Boys and Girls Club so that the children can still experience the fun of getting mail.
  • Communication will continue in this fashion to centralize costs, avoid other logistical problems, and guarantee that each child that participates gets a letter.
  • Please remember to log your hours via the Google Form sent out by Maddy Smith earlier this year so that you will get credit for your hours. It is also recommended to log your hours on GivePulse to easily have access to them and keep track of them. This should be able to be done continuously by adding an impact to this event.
If you have any questions, concerns, or recommendations regarding this project, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
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Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you or someone in your household traveled to a country on the CDC’s Level 3 watch list in the last 30 days? At this time, these include China, Iran, Italy and South Korea. These may change. See the CDC’s guidelines for the most up-to-date list.

  2. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  3. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a fever, cough or shortness of breath. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.  
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17 Positions Filled | 20 Impacts | 23 Hours