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Letters of Love makes digital cards

Senior Dayna Krause decorates a card for sick children during a Letters of Love meeting Dec. 19. During quarantine, Letters of Love is offering online card making in order to continue providing emotional support for kids in the hospital.

Molly Schochet

April 10, 2020

As the impact of COVID-19 grows every day, senior and Letters of Love president Maggie Klaers said Letters of Love has the ability to make a greater impact than ever before. “Now more than ever, kids need some extra emotional support because without that extra friend or sibling coming in to play...

Teen community gathers to raise awareness, support

Two Letters of Love Gala attendees write cards to hospitalized children. The goal of the event was to give a card, blanket or bracelet to every child. Letters of Love started at Orono High School last year and has spread to several schools since.

Harris Keekley and Colin Canaday

February 8, 2020

As groups of teenagers swarmed into a single door at the Profile Event Center, Jan. 31 for the Letters of Love Gala, Orono High School senior Grace Birbig walked on stage and reminded everyone why they were all brought together that night, in order to help children in hospitals know they are lov...

Letters of Love starts strong

Seniors Ava Bishop, Lola Ruff and Hannah Odland create cards for sick children during the first meeting of the new club Letters of Love 12/19/19. The club took inspiration from similar clubs from Orono High School.

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

January 15, 2020

Letters of Love, a new student-run club dedicated to writing letters to sick children, has a successful first meeting. Senior Maggie Klaers, the founder of Letters of Love at Park, said she is excited to provide new opportunities and an overall positive experience to students. “Letters of Love...

Intersectional Feminism Club gains multiple perspectives

Junior Elizabeth Orton and junior Kathryn Schug collaborate while making cards. Feminism Club and Letters of Love combine meetings to gain engagement.

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

December 20, 2019

After joining the Letters of Love meeting on Dec. 19, Intersectional Feminism Club president Ally Feller said she wants to continue combining clubs because it provides diversity.  “I want to combine Feminism club with other clubs in the future,” Feller said. “It's a wonderful way to combine our ...

Proposed club strives to create positive impact

Letters of Love is a club where students make cards for children who are patients at the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. The cards made by the students in Letters of Love are delivered to patients with the goal of putting a smile on their face and improving their day.

Ruthie Posada

November 3, 2019

Once Letters of Love is approved, it will aim to brighten the spirits of patients at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis by fundraising and delivering cards, according to senior and club leader Maggie Klaers. “Letters of Love is a club where students can come and write cards for kids at Children...

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