Pandemic Pen Pal

Pandemic Pen Pal is a United Way of Hernando County initiative created to connect people together with positivity during a time of crisis. 


During this pandemic and stay-at-home order, it's easy to feel isolated, especially the ones who are most at risk; the senior population. Approximately 27.5% of the Hernando County population are over the age of 65. That's why United Way is encouraging you to become a Pandemic Pen Pal and stay connected by staying apart.


How it works: 
United Way will match 100 senior citizens with 100 pen pal submissions of positive letters, artwork, encouraging words, personal stories, creative poems, etc. Letters will be typed or handwritten and submitted to United Way using the Pen Pal webform below. United Way will then print and send your heartfelt words to a senior citizen. 


  • Nominate a Senior Citizen:

Have a family member, friend, or neighbor who could use a little sunshine? Nominate a Hernando County senior citizen to receive snail mail from a happy to help (anonymous) pen pal! 


To sign up to become a Pen Pal, or to nominate a Senior Citizen, go to