History of Letterbox Club

The Letterbox Club is an educational program that was developed by Rose Griffiths, a former math teacher and foster care provider in the UK. Through her work as a caregiver and educator, she recognized the impact that books can make on the lives of foster care children. She started the program with a handful of children in 2002, and has now grown the program to provide parcels to over 10,000 foster care children across the UK. Each child enrolled in the program receives parcels of books, once a month, for a period of six months. Each parcel contains educational books, activities, personalized stickers, crafts, and hand written letters addressed to the foster child.


  • Letterbox Club Personalized Stickers
    Personalized book plates sent to each Letterbox Club child
  • Table filled with books being sorted by a student worker
    First shipment of books arriving and being sorted into groups
  • Graduate students writing each recipient a letter to go along with their package
    Students volunteers hand write personalized letters that are included in each package sent to Letterbox Club participants
  • Packages being prepared while students write letters for children
    Letterbox mailings being prepared for shipping, as students write each recipient a letter
  • Academy students and staff stuffing Letterbox Club envelopes to prepare them for mailing
    Academy students and staff work together to prepare each package before it's mailed
  • Academy faculty and Barnes and Noble Southpointe Pavilions staff behind book display at Book Fair
    Academy faculty and Barnes and Noble staff worked together to raise money through a special Book Fair
  • Student workers in Santa hats help students at craft table during a Christmas Book Fair at Barnes and Noble
    Academy faculty, staff, and Barnes and Noble Southpointe Pavilions staff worked together to raise money through a special Book Fair