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Storytelling project 'Never, Ever Give Up' collects letters of hope to share with the community

Effort takes on new meaning during pandemic
Never Give Up Cleveland
Posted at 8:30 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 08:30:19-04

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — A popular storytelling project in Cleveland that was started last year as a way to spread hope and encouragement to others is needed now more than ever.

The project called “Never, Ever Give Up” was started by Allison Meyer as a way to cope with the grief she felt after her mother died in a traffic accident.

The stories are handwritten on a single page, answering the question “What is the hardest thing you have ever had to do?”

Last year, the project collected letters from the public who wished to share their story at an art installation in Hart Crane Park near Merwin’s Wharf.

This year, the "Letters of Hope” mailbox has been placed in front of the Coventry Village Branch Library.

The letters will be collected from April 13-20 and will be shared with the community on social media.

Want to host the mailbox in your community? Email the organizers at

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