Greeting Cards for Meals on Wheels

  • Location
    Los Angeles, California
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age

The Problem

The hardships of the coronavirus have made it very difficult for seniors to get in-home visits and receive the food they need. Food insecurity is making many seniors feel down when they can’t go outside to buy their own food and are constantly being reminded on the news of how risky supermarkets can be. We would like to make someone's day a little happier and remind them of a hopeful future.

Our Plan

We will be crafting over a hundred greeting cards for seniors who are currently receiving food from Meals on Wheels due to the devastating effects of the coronavirus. A positive and brightly colored card along with a meal provided by Meals on Wheels is a great way that we are helping our community feel comforted. We will make each greeting card special as a simple reminder that someone cares about them.

Themes Addressed

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    Reasons for Hope

The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

The project went incredibly well! We had around 100 homemade cards the first time from our volunteers and around 80 the second time we did the project.

Through this project I/we learned:

We learned how making a small impact on a project, combined with the work of others, can come together and make a big difference.

What I/we might change:

If we did this project again we could help even more seniors that are alone and quarantined!

My/our favorite part of this project was:

A favorite part of this project was the simplicity of it and the creativity of making your own greeting cards to cheer people up!

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Some tips for this project is to do it with your family! Getting siblings involved is an easy way to make more cards and have a fun family activity.

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