If you are thinking about engaging with an organisation serving vulnerable students, here are a few examples of popular trends that might not be as helpful as they seem, and some suggestions for how to redirect these efforts to truly benefit communities and organisations. So it got us curious… how many postcrossers had or still have penpals? To preface that, our organisation was also built by volunteers. Early New Year busy with after Christmas activities and then I start feeling sick. Via email, your kids get almost instant gratification. Instead, seek out already existing programmes that are community-initiated and supported. We thought we might get frostbite but we didn't, the Doberman did though. Another popular, ePals , you can search the maps, and the various forums for people looking for pen-pals. Expectations for communications often go unmet, which only ends up disheartening and frustrating the very people who are committing their time and energy to our organisation. In the town we have a castle in which King John died, it has a moat which is now the river bed. Thanks to the project, Sami is now part of a group of seven women from Australia and North America who speak online daily as well as send letters and packages to each other.