We would love to share the following opportunity through Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Please help some of our most vulnerable during this challenging time.
Sending a handmade card is a very important way to connect with anyone and particularly with home-bound older adults. In the past, this generation primarily communicated through handwritten notes and letters, so a personally-written note will be particularly meaningful.
Will you take a few moments to send a card to those who may not have family and friends near them?
Here’s What You Do
STEP 1 | Create your own hand-made card or use a store-bought card. Please provide envelopes if possible, though please do not seal them as JF&CS will be mailing the cards to their clients and will want to pair the card with the person who will appreciate it the most.
STEP 2 | Write a warm or cheerful message on the inside of the card (suggestions below). Sign your first name. If the card-maker is a child, they can write their age in parenthesis. If you are writing on behalf of a school or organization you can write that too.
STEP 3 | On the back of the card feel free to write “Made for you by a volunteer of JF&CS”. If you are proficient in Russian, JF&CS would love to receive cards written in Russian as well as they have many Russian-speaking clients.
STEP 4 | Mail the card(s) and envelope(s) in a second larger envelope or box to: Sue Spielman, Manager, Friendly Visitor Program, JF&CS, 1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Here are some suggestions for the inside of the cards:
- Although we all are at home to stay well, I hope this card fills your day with good cheer knowing that we are thinking of you!
- Sending joyful thoughts your way.
- Hoping this card will make your day! We are thinking of you!
- I am thinking of you as we wait to be able to leave our homes. I hope you are able to look out your window to see the first signs of spring.
- Sending a smile your way, hoping this card will make your day!
- Although we are staying at home to stay well, I wanted you to know that we are thinking of you!
- Hello, I wanted to send greetings to you as we wait in our homes for this time to pass. Please know you are not alone as I send you warm wishes.
- May your day be filled with all kinds of bright sunny things.
Or please feel free to write your own cheerful or warm message. If you have any questions about the card-making project please contact: Sue Spielman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-693-5659
JF&CS clients are experiencing this isolation in a very different way than many others, and receiving cards is such a wonderful lifeline for them. Thank you for participating.