Senior Living

Meals on Wheels receives valentines from youth

by Bradley Hartsell

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Meals On Wheels Association of America announced Monday the results of Love Letters, a campaign that encouraged teens to make handmade Valentine’s Day cards to lift the spirits of older adults across the country. 


Meals on Wheels of Coweta, in partnership with DoSomething.org, Mentor Up and Meals On Wheels Association of America, announced Monday the results of Love Letters, a campaign that encouraged teens to make handmade Valentine's Day cards to lift the spirits of older adults across the country.

“We were thrilled to have received more than 200 hundred cards for our clients,” said Kathy Shrader, coordinator, Meals on Wheels of Coweta. “Cards came from New York, California, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas and numerous other states. As many know, we deliver so much more than a meal. These adorable cards warmed the hearts of our homebound clients and we extend our gratitude to DoSomething.org’s thoughtful volunteers.”

One card received from a teen in Florida read, “Hi! My name is Shawna and I live in the sunshine state, Florida. In my free time, I like to read and I also like to bake. When I get out of college I hope to be able to become an assistant principal in my old elementary school.”

Another card read, “My name is Sophie. I am from California. I love to draw. When I grow up I want to be a nurse because I love helping people. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with lots of hugs and kisses. May God always bless you.”

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 across the country to help the combat social isolation so many homebound older adults experience. Young people sent cards to 356 participating Meals on Wheels programs across all

50 states. The Valentine's Day cards were then included in meal deliveries made by Meals on Wheels.

To help Meals on Wheels of Coweta deliver more than just a meal, visit www.mealsonwheelsofcoweta.org .

For more information e-mail mowcoweta@numail.org or call 678-423-1700.



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