The letterbox project is our flagship program. It is a national pen pal program fostering connection and community, with handwritten letters being sent across Australia to people feeling isolated and disconnected.
Our Letterbox Project is the only national program with management and safety embedded. We do not share any identifiable information, and all letters are vetted by our team. In this digital age, a handwritten letter is a beautiful reminder of the power of real connection. Something seemingly simple can have a profound and lasting impact - for both the recipient and the writer. Every letter makes a difference.
“I have received two letters via the Letterbox Project and would like to express my appreciation of the concept, and all those who have brought it to fruition.. It is heart-warming to know that strangers care enough to take time, and care, to write to others, bringing joy in these difficult times.. To all you wonderful people, sincere thanks, you’ve made an old woman very happy, renewed my faith in human nature.” – Rosemary 81
Keep reading to see all of the extra features and programs you will enjoy when you join the community!
Our online book club is a warm and welcoming community of book lovers who share their passion for reading from the comfort of their own home. The club is fun, friendly and always exciting and engaging. Enjoy a monthly book, positive and fun group chat, weekly newsletters and exciting monthly events *usually with the book authors!)
This club makes you feel like you have friends all over Australia who you can message, share your life with, and enjoy reading good books with!
This. month's book and guest is 'Lying Beside You' by Michael Robothom
Our Garden Club is for gardeners of all ages and interests, the perfect place for people who adore plants, gardens, colour and the beauty of nature.
Each month we enjoy new themes, activities and challenges, and a fun and friendly group chat.
Being able to enjoy conversations with some other people who grow and how they grow and what lights them up. This month's theme is Flower Arranging!
This club is not a course on cooking, or a workshop, it is a community for people who love good food and good company! If you find joy in cooking and are looking for meaningful connection our online Cooking Club is the perfect place for you!
With monthly themes, events, guests and thriving group chat, you will feel like you have friends and family cooking with you all the time!
This month's theme is Desserts, and our guest is the incredible Belinda Jeffery!
Your kids will thank you for joining the community as well! Kids can explore our Kids Club each month, a place of fun, friendship and inclusivity. Designed and hosted by kids, FOR KIDS, and managed by Connected AU.
The club is perfect for any child who is looking for a group of friends or a community to feel a part of.
This month's theme is Lego!
Whether you share a courtyard with your nearest neighbour, or a distance that spans for miles, our Social Club is a place to find connection, community and friendship. This club is so simple but oh so fun, it is for people who just want a group of friends, a group of people to share the ups and downs of life with. We still enjoy monthly themes and activities, but they are so varied and so fun!
This month's theme is craft!
Explore and join in our exciting, engaging monthly events. Logging on and chat with Edwina B, or cook along with Maggie Beer! The events will make you feel exhilarated all from your own home! Our events are fun, inclusive and always with incredible special guests. See some of our recent guests below.