A Week of Letters

A Week of Letters
 Courtney Sellers  Creator of Fernweh Fox Tales  Co-founder of Fernweh Fox

Courtney Sellers

Creator of Fernweh Fox Tales

Co-founder of Fernweh Fox

The third week of February should officially be deemed Letters in Motion Week. Why? you may ask. Because this week was filled to the brim with letter writing and fundraising!

Three years ago, my husband and I started Letters in Motion. Back then, we were barely together and just as much consumed with this non-profit as we were with each other-- probably more so! 

 This is us very tired and slightly delirious after a very successful first  Letter Trip. 

This is us very tired and slightly delirious after a very successful first Letter Trip. 

Since then we have led three successful Letter Trips and delivered thousands of letters to children in Nepal and Kenya. Who knew it would catch on like this!

This week, we've had the help of both Cine Theatres in Martin, Tennessee and UTM Athletics at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Talk about generosity. 

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Cine Theatres graciously offered to donate 10% of their concession sales on one of the greatest movie attending nights of the year: Valentines Day.

Letters in Motion

We had a great group and lots of others attend who we didn't even expect. Altogether, we were able to make enough money to supply over 25 Literacy Packs for the kids in Nepal!

Inside the Literacy Pack they will find:

 Be buy all of the materials in country to support their economy, save on packing space, and supply the children with materials that are compatible with their schools. 

Be buy all of the materials in country to support their economy, save on packing space, and supply the children with materials that are compatible with their schools. 

  • notebook
  • pencils
  • ruler
  • eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • pencil pouch with zipper
  • candy
  • handwritten letter of encouragement

To donate a Literacy Pack for the children in Nepal,
please click here!

Thank you Cine Theatres for your contribution to the Letter Movement! We are very excited to deliver these packs to Nepal!!!

 

The very next day, UTM Athletics hosted the February Letter Writing Event for the UT Martin Letters in Motion Chapter. The event was absolutely amazing! hundreds of UTM athletes were in attendance, and altogether, 506 letters of encouragement were written for the children in Nepal.

 It was such a great event! So many athletes heard about LinM for the first time!

It was such a great event! So many athletes heard about LinM for the first time!

 It was so nice of our new  UTM Chancellor, Dr. Keith Carver,  to say a few words.

It was so nice of our new UTM Chancellor, Dr. Keith Carver, to say a few words.

 All counted up! 506 letters. WOW!!!

All counted up! 506 letters. WOW!!!

Although our LinM team was in competition big crowds and a table covered in the yummiest cookies ever, we were able to accommodate everyone's questions and offer extra stickers and paper when tables ran out. I couldn't believe this team of volunteers. Everyone shared such a heart of service-- even a few of our brand new members were assisting people and helping with music! It was a beautiful sight. Several of us had to brush away tears at least once!! All for the letters. All for the kids. 

 These  UTM Football  players were so generous with their time. And Jose won a free hat giveaway! 

These UTM Football players were so generous with their time. And Jose won a free hat giveaway! 

 Here are a few members of the team with the  UTM Cross Country  team :) They were so nice!!

Here are a few members of the team with the UTM Cross Country team :) They were so nice!!

To read The Pacer's article from the event CLICK HERE :)

To read UTM Athletics' article from the event CLICK HERE :)