Jessica Vanderpool is creating deeper connections through letters to strangers
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patron
Dear you,

I may not know your name, but I do know this - you are extraordinary. You have a story that I'm aching to hear, and through each "chance" encounter - big or small - you have something to offer the world. Whether you are the single dad at the restaurant ingeniously wrangling five kids, the young woman fighting to become her own fierce self, or the older gentleman learning to love again, I enjoy getting to know you in those brief moments when our chaotic lives intersect. Sometimes I leave these meetings with musings I share in the form of letters to you.

That's what this project is. It's about taking the time to see each other and find beauty in even the smallest moments of connection. It's about gratitude and reflection. It's about you and me. I hope you'll join me on this adventure.

Sincerely,
 
Me (aka Jessica Vanderpool)  
Tiers
Un-strangers
$2 or more per creation
Welcome to the family! You are strangers no more! For $2/month, you unlock exclusive letters, meaning you will have access to even more letters and new connections! I'm so excited to have you on board!
Familiar Faces
$5 or more per creation
Hey! I know you! I've seen you around, and we're getting to be great friends! For $5/month, you get all locked letters as well as behind-the-scenes access to the inner workings of my brain (good luck in there!). I'll post a blog once a month with extra information about the situation behind one or more of the letters and how I decided to choose that person or topic.
Buds
$10 or more per creation
We're really jiving here! I think this friendship thing is really working out! For $10/month, you get access to all locked posts as well as letters to YOU! Once a month, I will write you a short, personal letter, similar to those online, and ship it to you in a romantic bottle that leaves you with the quaint, mysterious "message in a bottle" feel.
Partners in Crime
$20 or more per creation
Life is crazy, but we're in this together! And I can think of no other friend I'd want by my side than you! When you support the Letters to Strangers project at $20/month, you will receive benefits from all previous levels PLUS another monthly "message in a bottle" penned to the person of your choosing! This letter will be sent to YOU for YOU to give to the recipient. All you need to do is email [email protected] with the name (first name only) of your intended recipient by the 10th of each month. But don't worry! If you miss the deadline, I will still send you a generic letter you can give to a friend or just hide for someone to find around town! 
BFFs (or more specifically, BFFITWACWs)
$50 or more per creation
Best Friends Forever In This Wild And Crazy World - that's us! Long gone are the days of being strangers! I am so honored that you would support this project and me at this level! You are truly a best friend! This level is still under construction so the exciting thing is that, for the moment, IT IS CUSTOMIZABLE! What would you like to see for your $50/month support (in addition to all benefits from previous levels)? Shoot me a message and we can figure out something amazing! Maybe your idea can be the inspiration for the permanent benefit at this level!
Goals
1 of 100 patrons
I’m so excited to turn strangers into friends and connect with you all through this project! Since this is a new Patreon project, I think 100 patrons is an excellent goal to get this club started! Come join the family! Once we reach this goal, I’ll take a weekend trip to Austin and share about my connections with the wonderful folks there! 
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Dear you,

I may not know your name, but I do know this - you are extraordinary. You have a story that I'm aching to hear, and through each "chance" encounter - big or small - you have something to offer the world. Whether you are the single dad at the restaurant ingeniously wrangling five kids, the young woman fighting to become her own fierce self, or the older gentleman learning to love again, I enjoy getting to know you in those brief moments when our chaotic lives intersect. Sometimes I leave these meetings with musings I share in the form of letters to you.

That's what this project is. It's about taking the time to see each other and find beauty in even the smallest moments of connection. It's about gratitude and reflection. It's about you and me. I hope you'll join me on this adventure.

Sincerely,
 
Me (aka Jessica Vanderpool)  

Recent posts by Jessica Vanderpool

Tiers
Un-strangers
$2 or more per creation
Welcome to the family! You are strangers no more! For $2/month, you unlock exclusive letters, meaning you will have access to even more letters and new connections! I'm so excited to have you on board!
Familiar Faces
$5 or more per creation
Hey! I know you! I've seen you around, and we're getting to be great friends! For $5/month, you get all locked letters as well as behind-the-scenes access to the inner workings of my brain (good luck in there!). I'll post a blog once a month with extra information about the situation behind one or more of the letters and how I decided to choose that person or topic.
Buds
$10 or more per creation
We're really jiving here! I think this friendship thing is really working out! For $10/month, you get access to all locked posts as well as letters to YOU! Once a month, I will write you a short, personal letter, similar to those online, and ship it to you in a romantic bottle that leaves you with the quaint, mysterious "message in a bottle" feel.
Partners in Crime
$20 or more per creation
Life is crazy, but we're in this together! And I can think of no other friend I'd want by my side than you! When you support the Letters to Strangers project at $20/month, you will receive benefits from all previous levels PLUS another monthly "message in a bottle" penned to the person of your choosing! This letter will be sent to YOU for YOU to give to the recipient. All you need to do is email [email protected] with the name (first name only) of your intended recipient by the 10th of each month. But don't worry! If you miss the deadline, I will still send you a generic letter you can give to a friend or just hide for someone to find around town! 
BFFs (or more specifically, BFFITWACWs)
$50 or more per creation
Best Friends Forever In This Wild And Crazy World - that's us! Long gone are the days of being strangers! I am so honored that you would support this project and me at this level! You are truly a best friend! This level is still under construction so the exciting thing is that, for the moment, IT IS CUSTOMIZABLE! What would you like to see for your $50/month support (in addition to all benefits from previous levels)? Shoot me a message and we can figure out something amazing! Maybe your idea can be the inspiration for the permanent benefit at this level!