Letters To Doris

One Woman's Quest To Help Those With Nowhere Else To Turn

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Doris Buffett has always believed there is a simple way to make the world a kinder, more compassionate, and more beautiful place: by taking the time to listen and learn from others, and finding a way you might be able to make their lives better. Doris’s relentless pursuit of providing a hand up to those who had nowhere else to turn is the heart and soul of the Letters Foundation. Her vision sounds so simple: provide people and families who have fallen on hard times with a place to be heard, and to match them with resources to help address whatever challenge they face. In reality, this effort is difficult, sometimes messy, and a constant reminder of the limitations to truly changing someone else’s circumstances. At the same time, the stories contained in this book present a slice of the beautiful, heartwarming, and selfless community that Doris created with the Letters Foundation.

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All proceeds benefit Doris’ Learning by Giving Foundation, dedicated to teaching a new generation of philanthropists and community leaders.

Letters Foundation

The Letters Foundation is a foundation of last resort that provides humanitarian grants to people experiencing a crisis when no other options exist. These one-time grants provide a hand-up to individuals as they work to stabilize their lives. Established by siblings Warren and Doris Buffett, the Letters Foundation reads and replies to letters from individuals living within the United States. We aim to honor the dignity of every person who writes to us and collaborate with grantees to assist in overcoming the barriers currently preventing them from moving forward in their lives. Doris’ lifelong commitment to individuals, and her kind but practical approach to problem solving inform all of our areas of grant making.

Book Testimonials

Alex Buffett Rozek

“The amazing thing about the book is that it tells more about my grandmother and what she is all about without actually being about her. Maybe, in some way, this book will inspire people to appreciate the little things they can do to help others get back up when they fall down.”

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