Kid, Youth and Family Service Event – Encouraging Cards for Seniors
AZCEND, which runs food bank and Meals-on-Wheels services in Chandler and Gilbert, has requested cards and notes of encouragement for the seniors receiving meals at home. We encourage all families to take some time to make some cards or art! We will collect these cards as a congregation through Palm Sunday.
Why are we doing this? Many seniors are self-quarantining or isolating themselves to be safe during the pandemic, and the delivery drivers are the only people they see on a daily basis. They would love to have children (and adults) create cards, pictures, and notes of encouragement for our seniors. Imagine a note or card that a grandparent would like from their grandchildren, or from a friend, and might put up on their fridge. This project can be as simple as providing crayons and a white sheet of paper to a 5 year old and asking them to draw a picture of an animal, or you can make elaborate creations using craft supplies. The notes/cards/pictures can contain encouraging messages such as “May the sun brighten your day!” or maybe a joke with a picture that goes with it. This is a great project that will bring a smile to the seniors every time they see it on their refrigerator. They can use any amount of cards, from 2 to 300+. If the cards are not associated with a holiday, then they can save the extras and use them anytime. Contact Karissa with questions @ firstname.lastname@example.org