What do I do when one of the older adults writes back to me?

  • If you have a pen pal, or someone that writes you back in response to one of your letters, write your letter and send a picture of it to AJ Das. After you send this to him, go ahead and send it directly back to your pen pal. This is so we can add it to your season letter total.

Is there any other way to increase my season letter total?

  • We have a brand new way of gaining letters per season without writing letters yourself!

    • With our new volunteer recruiting system, you are able to earn credit for writing letters by getting friends, family members, or anyone else you may know to join. This includes having them take all measures in becoming a regular volunteer. This includes:

      • Filling out our google form:​

      • Physically mailing or emailing their 2 induction letters within a week of filling out the google form.

      • After we have received your induction letters:

  • After you believe they have completed all of the requirements, tell us whom you have recruited to volunteer. We will then check to make sure they have completed all tasks, and if they have then we will add 4 letters to your season total. If not, we will let you know what tasks are still outstanding. For more in-depth information about this process, please check out the PowerPoint below:

Are there directions for writing these letters? Who should I send them to? What if I can't send them through mail?

  • Below you will find different links regarding the letters and information about them. 

  • For physically mailing the letters (preferred)​:

    • Address to mail letters to (also on directions sheet): Drake Griffith, 4776 Kay Bird Lane, Concord, NC 28027 

      • You can also:

        •  Drop your letters off at the above address if it is easier for you

  • For emailing the letters:

    • ​Write your letter with dark ink. If using pencil, write heavily and make sure the lead is dark on the page. ​
    • Take a picture of your letters with no shadows. Using flash helps with this. Make sure the letter fills the whole picture. ​

    • Email the letters to admin@spreadjoy.info. Attach the images of your letters to the email, choose "actual size" as the image size.

Once I am a volunteer, what are the requirements?

  • You will be held to a standard of writing a minimum of TWELVE letters in a three-month season (you can write four per month, or in whatever way you want). HOWEVER, if you write more than twelve, you can be eligible for different prizes in our Spread JOY tier list.