submitted by Postcards to the Front

Since Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine, over 6,000 postcards, with messages of support, have been written by Ukrainians to their front line Defenders, all because of a need seen by three young women in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine: Tamara, Marichka and Ira. An Australian branch for Postcards to the Front was launched in March, 2023, followed by the Canadian branch, Postcards to the Front (Canada / Канада) in April.

How do postcards make a difference?

Postcards are an easy, inexpensive and personal way that Canadians can show their support for Defenders at the front lines in Ukraine. It is low-tech communication that reaches the heart.

We collect written cards with messages of support and encouragement, send them in batches to home base in Ukraine where they are distributed in care packages to the front lines where

Defenders, medics, mechanics, drivers, cooks, drivers – all personnel – receive postcards in their care packages.

We are told directly from Ukrainians on the front lines that these little bits of happy mail make a huge difference in the psychological well-being of the front line Defenders.

What can Canadians do?

Join us to write postcards at the following Merrickville events:

When? Saturday, September 23, 2023 – 9am-3pm
What? Eastern Ontario Postcard, Postal History & Ephemera Show
Where? Merrickville, Ontario Community Centre, 106 Read Street, free admission & parking

Postcards to the Front (Canada / Канада) will have a table with postcards and writing tools where you can write messages of support to Front Line Defenders in Ukraine.

If you have some, bring your own postcards to write.

Save the date! We’d love to meet you!

We’re holding another postcard-writing event on Sunday, September 24 at the Merrickville Legion (1-3pm), 229 Main Street West, Merrickville, Ontario.

If you can’t join us in Merrickville, we ask Canadians to write up to 5 postcards (therefore, you need only one 92 cent stamp on your envelope), filling the entire back side with printed, simple and brief messages of support – maybe a drawing – and send them in an envelope to us at:

Postcards to the Front
O. Box 184
Millbrook, ON L0A 1G0


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