Letters Healing Poverty Inspires Thousands of Families

Crowdfunding raises funds to send thousands of inspirational letters by bestselling authors to low-income communities.

San Diego, CA, January 13th, 2013:  Yoga teacher and blogger, Kate Jarosinska launches the crowdfunding campaign “Letters Healing Poverty” on Indiegogo, one of the largest crowdfunding sites for independent activists and artists. The campaign is raising money to inspire thousands of families living in poverty in the U.S by sending letters by published authors to their homes.

According to the current Population Survey data, 15 percent of Americans, roughly 46.5 million people, live at or below the government-defined poverty line. An adequate measure of poverty refers to the hungry, the homeless, the uninsured, and the underpaid or unemployed. There are dozens of economically insecure cities and residents living below the poverty line, including: New Orleans, Detroit and New York City.

The crowdfunding fundraiser has a goal to raise $15,000 to cover printing, mailing and postage costs to mail one letter each month to a poverty stricken community. In exchange, each donor receives a copy of the chosen author’s letter or book depending on the donation level. In January, the mailing includes an inspirational letter written by the youngest bestselling author in the Nation, Jake Ducey to 1,000 Detroit Households. The upcoming months feature more amazing writers, like Zohreh-Ghahremani, author of “Sky of Red Poppies”, whose poetry and passion has touched many lives. To learn more about this amazing story, and how the community can provide support please contact Kate Jarosinska at

Who Is “Letters Healing Poverty”?

Letters Healing Poverty is an independent project launched and inspired by, a yoga and mindfulness blog dedicated to helping individuals and communities make positive shifts in their lives and environments.