Mail A Smile Project

The Mail a Smile Project helps schools in Michigan send homemade cards to senior care facilities in their area. This project takes place every December during the holiday season.

We hope to provide a sense of community to both students and seniors during a time when many might feel alone.


We work with schools to send handwritten letters and greeting cards to seniors during the holiday season. Find out how!

1. We give you the materials

To make this process as easy as possible for your school or organization, we connect you with senior care facilities in your area that are interested in receiving letters.

We will give you the address to send the letters to, and you can write as many letters as you want! Worried about being able to purchase supplies? Click here.

2. You write the letters

Have students write homemade, heartfelt letters to seniors. Then, simply fill up envelopes and send them to the address provided. We recommend using one large envelope to send all the letters.

3. That’s it!

All it takes is 30 minutes of your time to make someone’s day. Check out our guidelines and examples to learn more about the process, or contact us at

Want to see a more in-depth explanation? Click here.

Interested in volunteering with us? Click here.

Want to make a donation to support us? Click here.

Our mission

The Mail a Smile Project is dedicated to helping schools in Michigan become more involved with their communities. We partner with local high schools to send homemade, heartfelt greeting cards to elderly people in senior care facilities during the holiday season.

Our impact

In three years, we…

sent 8,955 letters

to 76 facilities

from 79 schools

Help us send even more in 2024! Volunteer with us.




This project depends on the generosity of people like you. View our GoFundMe and help make a difference.


You don’t have to be in high school to be a volunteer! Contact us and we’ll help you find a senior care facility to write to.


Whether it’s a school, class, business, church, or other organization, anyone can partner with us! Spread the word about our project and tell groups you’re involved with about this volunteer opportunity.

More about us


The Mail a Smile Project works exclusively with senior care facilities in Michigan. This is so we can reach out to as many places as possible in each community.


We partner with schools in Michigan to encourage high schoolers to become more involved with their local communities.

Want to find out more about what we do? Click here.


While we work mostly through high schools, anyone can volunteer. Reach out to us today to see how you can help.