Sign up to be a Picture Pal!

Pen & Ink drawing of a cherry blossom tree

Seniors in Chinatown are facing a growing mental health crisis in prolonged isolation. We invite you to sign up to become a "Picture Pal," exchanging drawings and pictures with a Chinatown Elder, to share the joy of sending and receiving mail. For the cost of a drawing + stamp + envelope, you can help someone through this time!

Sign up to be a Picture Pal using our Google Form. You will be paired with a Chinatown Elder, and receive a name and mailing addresses to begin exchanging drawings. 


  • Participants are requested to provide their own stamps and envelopes.
  • The partners will not sell or distribute your address.
  • The partners will not send any other solicitations.
  • The partners are not liable for any mail sent or received.
  • The program on individual volunteers, and cannot guarantee that one will receive mail.
  • The program is being designed to accommodate different language abilities, and participants should expect to encounter language barriers.

Questions? E-mail Dave Kyu, Director of Programs, at

This project is being coordinated by On Lok House Senior Center and Asian Arts Initiative.