Pen Pals for Kids


Pen Pals for Kids provides kids with a great way to build friendships, even while social distancing and staying home. Kids can practice their writing skills and discover the fun of getting a letter in the mail, all while building a cross-cultural friendship. 

Volunteer kids are matched with refugee kids of a similar age in the Chicago area to get to know one another through letter writing. Your child can connect with the child of a refugee family right from home. 

We provide Pen Pals Letter Templates and Letter Writing Tips, making the process easy and fun. Or kids can pen original letters. 

Click below to sign up your child today. For any questions, please contact Theresa at

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