Our aim is to spread positivity within the university, London, and international communities through hand-written letters and cards.
Envelope for Joy is a charity-focused club that supports both global and community initiatives through a penpal program to impoverished students around the world. By providing financial and emotional support to underprivileged orphanages and schools worldwide and London neighbourhoods, becoming part of the Envelope of Joy family will help you make YOUR positive impact in the world! In the past, we have written to Indonesia, Peru, Dominican Republic, South Korea, Japan, China, Kenya and of course, London, Ontario! Through the penpal program, the club will promote learning and understanding across different cultures which inspires a sense of love and community in both the students we write to and our members. We host two major events per year. During first semester we visit the long-term care seniors at Mt. Hope (St. Joseph's Hospital) with a professional card maker. The seniors make holiday cards for their loved ones and we bring back the cards we make to sell on campus for charity. Second semester features a craft event in celebration of Valentines Day. Previously, we have made valentine cards, but this year we will make love-letter kits to sell on campus for charity. Throughout the year we have optional workshops for members to collective write to their penpals. If you don't have time to attend a workshop, don't worry! You can also pick up your penpal writing kit by contacting any of the executive members. By joining the club you will help international students gain English skills and local students improve their writing skills. In addition, both UWO and international penpals will discover a different part of the world and culture while spreading positivity!