Help write notes


We're always in need of handwritten notes in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, or Tagalog with English translation to attach to our care packages. The goal is to let our elderly recipients feel the joy from your decorations and brighten their day with our deliveries. For illustration inspiration, take a look at the Notes highlight on our Instagram.​​


  • Volunteers supply their own materials and supplies to create the handwritten notes. 

  • Dimensions of the notes should stay within/around 7" x 5".

  • Write legibly, clearly, with large characters/letters in black/dark ink. 

  • Add variation to your positive and uplifting messages each time you volunteer. Email for assistance.

  • Don't read/write Chinese or Korean? We encourage Google Translate or feel free to email for easy-to-write characters.

  • Write in batches of 50 notes (50 notes, 100 notes, 150 notes, 200 notes, 250 notes, etc.) Please use rubber bands or sheets of paper to batch each set of 50 notes. 


To finish

Take pictures or a time lapse (under 15 secs) of your creation and share it with us on Instagram. Tag us @heartofdinner, we love showing off your amazing creations.

Local NYC dropoff at our outpost

*Stop by Partybus Bakeshop to dropoff:

31 Essex Street

New York, NY 10002

(between Grand Street & Hester Street)

Tue-Sun: 9am - 4pm 

*Stop by anytime during their store hours and kindly let the Partybus Bakeshop team know that you'd like to pass them your completed handwritten notes so they can help store them for us, thank you!

If mailing in

Please mail notes to:

Heart of Dinner

31 Howard Street


New York, NY 10013

For all other questions regarding notes or brown bags, please contact

A tremendous thank you for your generosity and your time. We deeply appreciate you, and can't wait to see what you'll create.