It’s a Military Life’s Veteran Pen Pal Project is all about sending letters to veterans through a simple act of kindness – sending a letter to a hero!

It’s a Military Life’s Veteran Pen Pal Project is a year-round project connecting veterans with pen pals from all over the world. A simple letter. An act of kindness. We support our veterans.

VPPP connects veteran communities such as veteran centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and VA hospitals with pen pals around the world. We also host large holiday initiatives where we call on our pen pals to send general ‘Dear Hero’ holiday cards to our participating facilities.

If you’re interested in becoming a pen pal, please fill out our Veteran Pen Pal Sign Up Form when we relaunch in January!

If you are a part of a veteran community or facility and are interested in receiving more information please email us at

Learn more about how you can become a VPP (Veteran Pen Pal) or Ambassador below!

Want to Be a VPP (Veteran Pen Pal)?

Veteran Participant from Fort Sill/Lawton Veteran Center

A VPP is a Veteran Pen Pal who is willing to send letters to veterans as a simple act of kindness to support our veterans!

Below is our Veteran Pen Pal Project info card to share out to people interested in becoming a VPP! Feel free to print out as two-sided quarter sheet handout (post card style), and share out to your family, friends, and community members.

Everyone is welcome to participate! Are you a school, church, club, FRG, scouter, or group of volunteers wanting to give back? This is the place for you!

Join Veteran Pen Pal Project and become a VPP (Veteran Pen Pal)! Please fill out the form here to join our Veteran Pen Pal community.

Want to participate as a classroom or homeschooling family? Find Writing Templates at Teachers Pay Teachers for FREE. Click here to check out all the templates for school and at home. Sign up for our newsletter below!

Want to participate as a business? Join our veteran pen pal list here, and sign up for our newsletter below for more information.

Want to be an Ambassador?

An ambassador is a VPP IML is always looking for Veteran Pen Pals and ambassadors across the nation to carry out this amazing mission, so email us at if you are interested.

Are you a veteran or know of a veteran facility interested in participating?

We support all veterans:

  • Deployed Servicemembers
  • Veterans seeking Mentorship Opportunities
  • Veterans in Retirement Communities or Assisted Living Facilities
  • Veterans in Hospice Care (We Support Veteran Last Patrol)
  • Spouses of Veterans
  • Servicemembers seeking a Veteran Mentor

Information for the Community:

Information for the Veteran:

Please email Christina Etchberger at to get started!

Want to be a Partner or Sponsor for Veteran Pen Pal Project?

Who Can Be a Partner or Sponsor?

  • Small Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Platform or Public Figure
  • Volunteer Organization
  • Church
  • Community Group

How Can a Partner or Sponsor Get Involved?

  • Share Information about Veteran Pen Pal Project on Social Media or the Website of the partner or sponsor
  • Refer our project to people seeking volunteer opportunities
  • Donate when applicable to project needs or events: postage, cards, care package materials, or related services

Veteran Pen Pal Project appreciates your generosity and will list all of our partners and sponsors on our web page at Veteran Pen Pal Project.

Shop for Veteran Pen Pal Gear to Support our Mission!

If you purchase one of the items, all proceeds we earn from the sales will go towards stamps, stationery, care packages, and other necessary expenses for Veteran Pen Pal Project! Want to buy and donate any of the items listed- send it to your veteran pen pal or a participating community! Contact me at and I will give you an address to send the items!

Buying the item for yourself or a special someone? Take a photo of you with your flare in our Facebook group at so we can thank you for supporting our mission. Happy shopping!

About the Creator

Christina Etchberger, is the founder of It’s a Military Life. It’s a Military Life – is a lifestyle blog for the everyday military life – sharing lifestyle content, personal stories, collaboration opportunities, and military child resources. We are a supportive milso and vet networking community!

Christina is also a GivingTuesdayMilitary ambassador. She is very excited to have Veteran Pen Pal Project as her GTM project year round. Feel free to contact her below for more information.

Learn more about It’s a Military Life here!

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