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Our Impact

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The Letters Foundation is incredibly proud to have been a small part of assisting hundreds of resilient Americans experiencing unforeseen challenges.  We sought to provide a hand-up to help our constituents get back on their feet and were continually humbled by the perseverance of those who wrote to us. We are grateful to our grant recipients, as well as former staff, volunteers, and partner organizations, who continue to share our story.


Below is a quick look at our impact from 2016-2020, when Letters Foundation operated in Boston:

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Watch this video to hear former staff and volunteers reflect on their experiences at Letters Foundation and on working with Doris Buffett.


Learn more about Doris Buffett’s legacy by visiting DorisBuffettLegacy.com
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It seems that extending a hand is one of the best opportunities life has to offer.