Dearest You

Dear Rhode Island is a community-led project that sprung from the brilliant minds of What Cheer Writers Club during the pandemic. It invites people to be pen pals and build connections during social distancing through the power of letters.

This spring, the project is partnering with Care New EnglandProspect CharterCARE and Thundermist Health Center and asking would-be letter writers to send thank you notes to healthcare workers on the front lines of the health crisis who have worked so tirelessly over the past year.

If you’d like to sign up to send letters of gratitude and support to healthcare workers, go to by March 20 to be matched with a hospital or healthcare facility. Letters must be mailed by April 15.