How to Get a Letter From the President

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How to Get a Letter From the President. Everyone likes to receive mail, as long as it's not bills. One letter that you don't see often is a letter from the President of the United States. Although the President stays busy, getting a letter from the President is a real possibility if you follow these steps.

Figure out if you belong to a special group. Your chance of receiving a letter from the President increases if you are a student or someone experiencing a milestone event, like a birthday or anniversary.

Arrange for someone to receive a special Presidential greeting letter if he is at least 80 years old or for a couple celebrating a 50th or higher anniversary.

Include key information in a greetings request. You will need to provide the name and address of person to receive mail from the White House. Include the preferred form of address (Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., Miss). Supply information about the occasion, including the exact date of the commemoration and the birthday age or wedding anniversary years. You'll need to give your own name and contact information as the person making the request.

Submit the greetings request to the White House at least six weeks in advance by email or fax to (202) 395-1232. You can also mail a request to: The White House, Attn: Greetings Office, Washington, D.C. 20502-0039.

Write a letter to the President if you are a student. Include information about yourself like how old you are and what your concerns are. Mail single letters to: President (Name), The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500.

Send classroom letters together in a manila envelope. The White Houses recommends using a cover letter with the teacher's name, class grade of the students and a mailing address for the school for a speedy response.

Fax a letter through the Presidential Student Correspondence Fax Number at (202) 456-7705.

Tips & Warnings

  • The White House only sends birthday or anniversary greetings to United States citizens.
  • The President often includes an autographed photo with letters to students.
  • The White House requests that people not send packages or valuable items through the mail. They can be damaged by the security screening process.

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