For the fourth-grade community service project we decided to be pen pals with the residents at Woodridge Assisted Living. We first wrote to someone who we didn't know, but then we got the letters back and we found out who our pen pals were. I think the whole class felt relieved that they didn't have to call them pen pal anymore and could call them by their names!
Sometimes it was hard to think of a question to ask that they would have an answer to, but when we got that down we sent it. We waited each day to see a letter on our desk. When we saw them, everyone immediately opened them to find out their name and the answers to our questions. For me it was a great experience to meet someone new.