Meals on Wheels gives seniors a Valentine's
Nutrition & Services for Seniors in partnership with DoSomething.org, Mentor Up and the Meals on Wheels Association of America announced the success of "Love Letters," a campaign in which teens made handmade Valentine's Day cards designed to lift the spirits of their elders across the country, on Thursday, Feb. 13.
"We were thrilled to have received more than 300 cards ion the mail for our clients," said Elaine Shellenberger, Executive Director of Nutrition & Services for Seniors. "As many connected to Meals on Wheels know, we deliver so much more than a meal. These adorable cards have warmed the hearts of homebound seniors and disabled adults in Jefferson and Hardin counties, and we extend our gratitude to DoSomething.org's thoughtful volunteers."
In total, more than 68,000 teen volunteers nationwide made Valentine's Day cards for nearly 100,000 of the 2.5 million vulnerable seniors receiving Meals on Wheels across the country. Love Letters provided an opportunity for young people to do something positive for the older adults and to combat social isolation. The Valentine's cards were delivered to Meals on Wheels participants during meal deliveries by program volunteers.
To help Nutrition & Services deliver more than just a meal, visit www.seniomeals.org or contact them at (409) 892-4455.