Pen Pals

While seniors are very limited to what they can do/who they can see and children/parents are at home, this is the perfect time to start a pen pal! 

What are the benefits of pen pals?
  • Develop reading and writing skills (not texting)
  • Compassion and understanding
  • Children's curiosity and promotes patience and delayed gratification
  • Build inter-generational relationships and increasing SMILES!
All ages are welcome to participate. You do not have to be a Cottage Grove resident to participate. Please share with your families, friends and neighbors. Let's make a difference in each other's lives by drawing a picture, writing an inspiring letter, or just sending positive vibes.

Step 1: Please fill out and submit a sign up form HERE. (one submission per person)
Step 2: Check your email for your pen pal information (once CG Parks & Rec staff match pen pals).
Step 3: Young pen pals reach out first (more info will be in your email).

Please note if you sign up for a pen pal, you need to supply all materials. This includes paper, envelopes and stamps. Your effort to create smiles on kids' and older adults' faces is much appreciated! 

Click HERE to submit a form to be a Pen Pal! *This has been closed and pen pals have been matched. Please email bfranseen@village.cottage-grove.wi.us if you'd like to join in!



Cottage Grove Parks & Recreation appreciates YOU! Thank you to our community for standing together during this time.