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Our Impact

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The Letters Foundation is incredibly proud to be a small part of assisting hundreds of resilient Americans who are experiencing hard luck. Many people are facing obstacles through no fault of their own. We want to help them get back on their feet.


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Our Community Partners

We’re thrilled to feature community partners who have demonstrated a commitment to supporting individuals and families who, through no fault of their own, have fallen on hard times. We work closely with partner organizations to help clients write in to our letters program. Our partnerships reflect shared work to lift up marginalized communities and shared values in honoring the dignity and worth of individuals we serve.

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The Red Sox Scholars Program

The Red Sox Scholars Program is an award-winning program, run by the Red Sox Foundation, which provides nine years of mentoring, enrichment activities, and educational scholarships to 262 students of lower-income in the Boston Public School system.

A longtime supporter of the program, Doris Buffett sat on the scholars’ selection committee in 2016 to help choose the newest cohort of Scholars. During that process, Doris decided to identify and fund two additional Scholars who did not make the initial cut. Doris advocated that these two Scholars truly needed additional support, and saw the potential within each of the young students. Today, those two students continue to thrive.

In the Spring of 2017, Doris’ commitment to youth development and her love of the Scholars Program motivated her to initiate a five-year commitment to funding two additional Sunshine Scholars annually, increasing each year’s cohort from ten to twelve students. This past April, the Foundation assisted in the selection process of the newest students, and chose two new Sunshine Scholars, who we are so proud to support.

Learn more about The Red Sox Scholars Program

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You have found true joy in life when you give and give and never count the cost.