By Published On: 14 August 2011422 words2.2 min read

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The Vegan Pen Pals Project

By Kaycee Bassett, Guest Contributor

What ever happened to good old fashion hand written… anything?! There is nothing like receiving a hand written letter from a friend, a loved one, or a stranger for that matter. When you receive something written by hand, you know that person took the time to sit down and do something just for you. You can sense their presence through their writing; it is so much more personal than an email. Anyone can write an email right? Hey, you can send 100 people an email at the same time if you want to. That doesn’t seem like it takes very much thought at all.

Pen Pals

I was really missing the days when writing and connecting with people was more personal. Everything is email and social networks these days, and I feel like you don’t really get to know other people as well as you really could. (Are you really friends with your 750 friends on Facebook? I’m guessing no.)

So here’s the scoop: I made a way for vegans and aspiring vegans to connect. Remember those things called Pen Pals? Well let’s get back into that, but with a twist… how about Vegan Pen Pals?!

This is how it works

• You fill out the form. (Be as detailed as possible.)
• I find you a Pen Pal. (Matched based on the info you have provided.)
• I will email both of you letting you know a little about the other, then I will assign one of you to write the other first.
• You send your letters to me, then I send the letters to them. (For the sake of each others’ privacy. If you want to eventually exchange addresses, that is great too.)
• If would help me out if you could provide an extra stamp in your letter, but if you don’t it will still make it to its destination. (Just a stamp is fine, I can provide the other envelope.)

ALSO

• Please be nice and tasteful.
• Please let me know if you have any issues with your Pen Pal and I can get you a new one.
• HAVE FUN!

To get set up with your very own pen pal, please visit Vegan Machine’s Pen Pals Project to fill out the form!

Photo: Andreas Nilsson

By Published On: 14 August 2011422 words2.2 min read

Share This Story!

The Vegan Pen Pals Project

By Kaycee Bassett, Guest Contributor

What ever happened to good old fashion hand written… anything?! There is nothing like receiving a hand written letter from a friend, a loved one, or a stranger for that matter. When you receive something written by hand, you know that person took the time to sit down and do something just for you. You can sense their presence through their writing; it is so much more personal than an email. Anyone can write an email right? Hey, you can send 100 people an email at the same time if you want to. That doesn’t seem like it takes very much thought at all.

Pen Pals

I was really missing the days when writing and connecting with people was more personal. Everything is email and social networks these days, and I feel like you don’t really get to know other people as well as you really could. (Are you really friends with your 750 friends on Facebook? I’m guessing no.)

So here’s the scoop: I made a way for vegans and aspiring vegans to connect. Remember those things called Pen Pals? Well let’s get back into that, but with a twist… how about Vegan Pen Pals?!

This is how it works

• You fill out the form. (Be as detailed as possible.)
• I find you a Pen Pal. (Matched based on the info you have provided.)
• I will email both of you letting you know a little about the other, then I will assign one of you to write the other first.
• You send your letters to me, then I send the letters to them. (For the sake of each others’ privacy. If you want to eventually exchange addresses, that is great too.)
• If would help me out if you could provide an extra stamp in your letter, but if you don’t it will still make it to its destination. (Just a stamp is fine, I can provide the other envelope.)

ALSO

• Please be nice and tasteful.
• Please let me know if you have any issues with your Pen Pal and I can get you a new one.
• HAVE FUN!

To get set up with your very own pen pal, please visit Vegan Machine’s Pen Pals Project to fill out the form!

Photo: Andreas Nilsson

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  1. Byron Costa June 10, 2020 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Thank you Kaycee:

    I was just searching for some honest means to meet and converse with new friends…Birds of a feather flock to get her…

    • Deidre August 1, 2021 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      Hi, is this project still happening? We hope so!

  2. Janeen March 5, 2020 at 3:44 am - Reply

    I am messianic, have two young adult kids and have been vegan for about twenty years. I ll be 51 this month, looking for female friends

  3. Tina November 22, 2018 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Can’t find the form

  4. EmPickles228 December 31, 2017 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Aww 😭im too late. Thats to bad im vegetarian anyway

  5. Helen Nicholas March 24, 2017 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Cant find any form

  6. Helen Nicholas March 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Can’t seem to get into form??? Xxx

  7. primaket8 July 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    I also found out about this a bit late, but I’d really like to find a vegan penpal. I’d prefer communicating via email, chat, facebook rather than handwritten letters though.

    Let me know if you are interested in penpal-ing :)

  8. Christ January 13, 2014 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Is this still a thing? B/C it’s a really good idea.

    I think I just found it too late. Anyway, anyone who wants to exchange real mail letters, I’m up for it! I don’t know how to coordinate it, but we could work on that…

    • Byron Costa June 10, 2020 at 4:29 pm - Reply

      Kaycee:

      Have you thought of screening candidates, and steering towards munch and mingle get-together s?

      Monthly potlucks maybe…?
      Thank you for your service….

  9. Margot April 18, 2012 at 8:50 am - Reply

    I am an acupuncturist who uses food to help heal people from their illnesses. I enjoy fixing and building hot rods, travel, sports, outdoors, cooking and enjoy lifes adventures as they come my way. I enjoy the company of other open minded people. I have learned that eating healthy helps you understand that the universe is always trying to keep you in balance, and there are messages that are given to you each day. Wether you understand them is completely up to you. Parctice and be mindful everyday.