"Text for Humanity" Lets You Send Uplifting Texts to Total Strangers

February 10, 2020

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Here's an easy way to fit in a random act of kindness. It literally takes two minutes. There's a nonprofit called Mental Health America that's been around for over 100 years. And they recently launched a new program that lets you send inspirational text messages to total strangers. It's called "Text for Humanity."  Here's how it works: It takes about one minute to join. You text your first name, the country you're from, and a short, uplifting message that's no more than 160 characters. A random person somewhere in the world will get it. Then you'll get a positive message from someone else a few minutes later. You have to sign up to get the texts. So they only go to people who want to get them. Over 10,000 messages have already been sent. If you want to try it out, just text the word "JOIN" to the number 37352. Then it'll guide you through the rest.

In response to the spread of online negativity, we partnered with @wearesinch to build the world's first texting switchboard, #TextForHumanity. The new service lets people send a positive message to a stranger – and receive one in return. Learn more at the link in our bio.

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