How it works
Mission Mailbox is a partnership between local Girl Scout Troop #3305 and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. The mission was established in 2022 as part of a Bronze Award project for the Girl Scouts. The objective was to establish a sustainable community service program that will help bring smiles to many people.
In short, the project works like a “Little Lending Library” or “Take a Book, Leave a Book,” only this project involves the exchange of undecorated-to-decorated greeting cards. There is a mailbox that is located in the church’s library located to the left of the gathering area and is pictured below. The box serves as a station for card decorators to take an already printed greeting card, decorate it (i.e. color it, ideally with colored pencils) and add an uplifting or inspirational message to the inside. The decorator then returns it to the mailbox at the church. Each month, card-makers will use different card designs to decorate cards for the mission’s chosen group. A monthly list of the receiving groups is located here.
How can I help?
- Do you like to color or have a way with inspirational and uplifting messages? Attend a card-decorating event at St. Mark’s and decorate some cards! Contact Patricia Uthoffat email@example.com for our next event!
- Can’t attend an event? Grab some cards from the mailbox, take them home, decorate them (with colored pencils, please), add an inspirational note and return them to the mailbox! There are colored pencils stored in the lower level of the mailbox. You are also welcome to sit in our library and color too!
- Not into coloring? Donate cardstock and/or colored pencils. You can drop them into the lower level of the mailbox.
Mission Mailbox 2023 Schedule
|Month||Card Recipient Group|
|January||Random Acts of Kindness (Duckie Day 13th)|
|February||Doctors & Nurses|
|March||Police & Security Personnel|
|April||Firefighters (May 4th Firefighters Day)|
|May||Send a Smile 4 Kids (Children in hospitals)|
|June||Thanks to St. Mark’s Mission Coordinators|
|July||Residents Apartment Shelter Homes|
|October||Cancer Patients (Adults with cancer)|
|December||Residents of Senior Living Facilities|