SEND & RECEIVE MAIL WITH PEOPLE ANYWHERE
Join the project to connect with other wonderful humans from Australia, the US, UK, Ireland, New Zealand & more...it's FREE!
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Talking to Strangers is a non-profit community project facilitating connection between 'strangers' anywhere, via snail mail and email.
Many of us grew up being warned not to 'talk to strangers', but as adults, despite living in a hyper-connected digital world, we are suffering from increasing rates of social isolation, so much so, that it's now considered a major public health issue. This project aims to help bridge the isolation gap between us by letting humans anywhere sign up to send & receive mail with people they don’t know, via snail mail or email, simply, safely & securely.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
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Sign up & select mail preferences
Register to send & receive mail or send mail only, select who you'd like to send mail to either anonymously or using your first name or nickname.
Choose your mail & submit your message online
Choose the kind of mail you'd like to send - a postcard, card, letter, email or a featured messaged. Compose your message and we'll the do the rest!
We'll send your mail to someone you don't know
We'll pick a card, postcard or paper from our upcycled stationery stash, handwrite your message & post your mail to another TTSP member somewhere in the world.
Receive mail in return. Read, enjoy & repeat!
You can choose to receive mail, safely, from people you don't know too. We never share your details with anyone, ever. Read your mail, enjoy & repeat!
be a part of the project
A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE
social isolation statistics
1 in 4 Australians report experiencing social isolation
% overall loneliness rates
% have no neighbours they could call on for help
% increase in likelihood of mortality for people experiencing social isolation
% single male parents reporting extreme loneliness
*Source - Australian bureau of statistics & Australian Loneliness Report 2018
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Send mail to humans anywhere
via snail mail or email
Choose the type of mail you'd like to send, submit your message online & we'll do the rest! Opt in to send & receive mail or send mail only, all simply, privately & securely.
Choose to send a postcard, letter, card or email. We use upcycled & vintage postcards, cards & letter writing stationery which we will handpick from our collection for every mail message ordered.
Choose the kind of mail you’d like to send, submit your message and we’ll do the rest! You can make an optional donation to cover our costs but either way, we’ll handpick a postcard, card or letter, print or handwrite your message and send to someone you don’t know via snail-mail or email. We’ll never share your details with anyone, ever.
Your surprise mail will make someone’s day, and if you signed up to receive mail, you’ll get mail in your letterbox or inbox from other humans too. All mail will be moderated, just in case. So the mail you send & receive will always be safe!
to people anywhere, from our mailroom
Send a Postcard
Send a postcard to a human (max 650…
Send Featured 80s Song Lyrics
Send a featured message that we prepared earlier…
Send Featured Prose
Send our featured prose to someone you don't…
Send a Card
Send a card (max 1500 characters) + optional…
Send an Email
Send an email to someone you don't know…
Send a Letter
Send a longer message (max 4000 characters) +…
Send Featured Poem
Send our featured poem by Mary Oliver to…
Donate virtual stamps to the Talking to Strangers…