Supercharging the world one letter at a time.

15,000 letters donated since 2015


501c3 | 81-4965246

Spreading Hope!

Sock Donations: Partnered with Bombas Socks & donated over 1,000 socks to the DMV Community & beyond!

Letter Writing:

  • Hosted a Letter Writing Event for children at Freeport Memorial Library in New York!
  • Hosted Letter Writing at a local corporation for employees!
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Recent Updates

A Call for Volunteers

As a small but mighty organization, our dedicated volunteers play a crucial role in keeping our mission alive. Join our team and make a difference by contributing your skills to support our efforts in marketing, fundraising, and operations!

Interested in volunteering: email:

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Our 10th Anniversary


Celebrating a decade of impactful service, our nonprofit proudly marks its 10-year anniversary, reflecting a decade of dedication, growth, and positive change in our community.

We are seeking sponsors to host a gala contact us for more details! email:

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Encouragement Letter Service

Our nonprofit offers a unique service where we provide heartfelt and uplifting letters to organizations and individuals facing hardships. Whether it's a challenging time, a significant milestone, or just a need for motivation, our personalized letters aim to spread positivity and encouragement, fostering a sense of support and connection.

**Request letters via email: include number of letters, organization or individual.

Letter Creation Workshops

We host and sponsor workshops for organizations, corporations, schools, and hospitals, guiding participants in the art of creating impactful and supportive letters. These workshops not only serve as team-building exercises but also enable participants to contribute to a culture of encouragement within their respective communities.

OrangeTheory in Lake Ridge Virginia Hosted a letter workshop and clients created letters for a coach battling a critical medical issue.

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Mental Wellness Resources

Recognizing the importance of mental well-being, our nonprofit provides a curated collection of mental wellness resources. These resources encompass a wide range of tools, articles, and guides aimed at improving mental health. By offering accessible information, we strive to empower individuals to take proactive steps towards enhancing their mental well-being.

Inspiring Speaker Engagements

Our organization is committed to promoting human-centric relationships and igniting hope within various communities. We offer experienced speakers who can address your organization's events, sharing insights on the significance of positive communication, empathy, and resilience. These engagements are designed to inspire and motivate, fostering a culture of support and understanding within your organization.

Michelle Soto shares a story about her biggest smallest lesson at the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference, April 12 in New Orleans.

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Core Values


We believe in fostering a culture of understanding and compassion, recognizing the unique struggles individuals face. Through empathy, we aim to create a supportive community that validates experiences and encourages open communication.


Building mental wellness requires resilience, and we embrace the strength to overcome challenges. By promoting resilience, we empower individuals to navigate life's difficulties, bounce back from setbacks, and find hope in the face of adversity.

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At the heart of our mission is the belief in the power of community. We value the connections formed within our organization and strive to create a sense of belonging. Together, we can provide encouragement, share experiences, and inspire each other on the journey toward improved mental wellness.


We are committed to empowering individuals to take control of their mental health. Through education, resources, and a supportive environment, we aim to equip people with the tools they need to make positive choices, build self-esteem, and foster a sense of purpose in their lives.


Founder & President

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Michelle Soto, the President and Founder of Letters of Hope, holds a master's degree in criminology, law, and society. Her journey with Letters of Hope began after watching The Farm Documentary, which shed light on the isolation individuals face in one of the toughest prisons, where letters cease after three years. Touched by this revelation, Michelle felt a deep calling to bring solace and support to those experiencing hardship. Motivated by the power of written encouragement, she initiated Letters of Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to spreading positivity and connection through heartfelt letters. Michelle's commitment to giving back and her passion for making a difference in the lives of those in need have been driving forces in the growth and impact of the organization.

Erskin (Jay) Melvin, brings over a decade of experience in the technology industry to his role within our organization. With a strong moral compass that emphasizes giving back to the community, he joined our team in support of a cause that resonates globally. Jay plays a crucial role in shaping the technological vision of the organization, implementing policies, and deploying cutting-edge technologies to safeguard the company's data. His expertise and commitment to the cause contribute significantly to the success and impact of our mission, ensuring that we can effectively and securely reach individuals worldwide.

Katie Mirro, an executive librarian with a passion for giving back to the community, has devoted her life to helping those in need. With a strong commitment to service, Katie plays a pivotal role in our organization, contributing her expertise to keep things organized and making final decisions that guide our initiatives. As a leader, she actively supports and helps shape the organizational vision, ensuring that our mission aligns with our goals. Katie is known for her innovative thinking, consistently bringing new ideas to the forefront and enriching the organization with her dedication to making a positive impact on the community.

Board Member

Currently seeking new board members and operational positions. All operational positions at this time are unpaid.

Board Members are volunteer positions. For more information email:

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