What are you doing to honor Earth Day? Bring your kids and join the folks at Letters For Hope at 2:30 p.m. on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 at the St. Helena Island Public Library’s conference room. The focus of the event is to urge politicians to safeguard the environment.

This Letters For Hope event is co-sponsored by MomsRising Beaufort County Circle, a local hub that represents the national MomsRising Advocacy group. MomsRising works to build a more family-friendly America by supporting issues on families, the future of our country, and equality for women. The local MomsRising Circle advocates locally and at the national level for positive change on such issues as maternity leave, open flexible work, toxins-free environments, health care for all and early care and education.

Special activities for children are planned — including color-your-own postcards. This is an educational opportunity for elementary school students who are just learning how to write, as well as high school students who are looking to become more involved in their community. A tutor will be available to help those who are having trouble constructing their letters. Worksheets with tips on how to write a letter, along with addresses for local politicians, also will be provided.

Letters For Hope is a letter writing campaign with the primary goal to voice concerns to politicians in a constructive and compassionate manner through hand-written letters. Limited writing supplies, including paper, pens, envelopes and postage, will be available.

This event is family friendly. Parents are encouraged to bring children. For more information, call 843-415-3490 or e-mail [email protected]