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50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begins by age 14. 75% by age 24 (NAMI). Yet youth voices, especially those of color, remain frustratingly underrepresented in mental health advocacy. That's where Letters to Strangers comes in.


With our innovative and science-informed, peer-driven approach, our three pathways of operation have shown time and time again why mental health matters. With our anonymous, therapy-based letter-writing exchanges, record-making education curricula, and grassroots advocacy efforts spanning 100+ Chapters in over 20 countries around the world, we are committed to making your every cent count towards a healthier future for all. 


When we say “writing is humanity distilled into ink,” it’s because we believe that vulnerability and empathy through the written word makes human connection possible. When you choose to donate to Letters to Strangers, you are helping us bring that human connection to youth around the world, so that their lights do not extinguish. We cannot thank you enough.

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To donate by mail, please send your check to:

Letters to Strangers

2058 North Mills Ave #718,
Claremont, CA 91711



Please include in your mail-in donation your email address or a return mailing address so that we can send you a tax-deductible donation receipt!

Thank You!

Donations of $10,000 USD and above are eligible for privileges of limited quantity, such as branding some of our programs or centers with your namesake. Please email us at for more information or any questions.


Gifts in-kind are not eligible for this, but may qualify for certain thank-you benefits. Please email us at for more information.

Letters to Strangers is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit with EIN 83-0837546.

If you would like to view our 2022 Annual Report as a PDF, click on the PDF icon to download!

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