Following the election of Trump, Molly Spence Sahebjami was trying to process how to talk to her five-year-old son about Trump, a bully whose ideals and words have been, in the nicest of terms, “mean.” But instead of just speaking to her child, she wanted parents and children to feel empowered to make a change.
Sahebjami came up with a Facebook group, “Dear President Trump: Letters from Kids About Kindness” and invited her friends who were parents with kids. The group would then invite parents to have their kids write positive, non-partisan letters to the president-elect about being kind to others.
Within days, thousands had joined the group and posted photos of their children’s letters to the group and tagging the letters with the hashtag #KidsLetterstoTrump.
Sahebjami told HuffPost that young kids “may have varying levels of knowledge about the key issues in the election, but there is one thing they know for sure, Trump said some really unkind things about certain groups of people.”
She added, “It’s a patriotic thing, and such an American thing, for kids to write letters to their president, expressing their hopes for the nation. These are our future voters.”
These notes and cards range from simple messages to longer essays and were written by kids between the age of 4 and 18.
“It would be great if we can catch the attention of Donald Trump,” Sahebjami said. “He’s a father and a grandfather, and he’s human.”
Join the Facebook group by clicking here.
If your kid would like to write Trump a letter, you can address it to:
Trump Tower, 725 5th Ave, NY, NY 10022
Check out some of the amazing letters below: