What is the Card Initiative?


JEP has created an initiative to send letters to incarcerated individuals across the country. These letters can contain messages of hope and wisdom, jokes, or anything you think may make someone smile. The messages you write will be reformatted into a letter and will be sent to several prisons nationally for those who are incarcerated to read. 

Why cards?

In the United States alone, there are millions of individuals incarcerated in both jails and prisons. Many of these people, especially those with long sentences, have little to no contact with the outside world. This lack of genuine connection can be incredibly devastating and dehumanizing. We’re hoping that by sending cards to these individuals, it will help them know that they have people rooting for them, and perhaps it will restore a bit of their faith in humanity. All we are hoping for is to give them a reason to smile. 


How can I get involved?

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Click here to be rerouted to our Card Initiative Google Form. Here you can write your message, upload an image, and include anything else you may want to add. Any questions about the initiative or JEP can also be included in your form submission. After we collect your submissions, all letters and messages will be sent out by us to our partnered organizations and correctional facilities!