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Duration

30-Minutes or Less

Directions

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How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Adult

Description

Card-Making  Cards have created smiles, memories, moments, and connections. The card-making initiative that started as a way for people of all ages to participate in connecting with others has been going strong. To date, more than 2,000 cards have been delivered to isolated older adults! FriendshipWorks continues to receive requests for cards and welcomes new ones! Themes currently being sought are friendship, and Thinking of you, Inspirational, General messages. This is a family-friendly project perfect for intergenerational groups, and individuals wanting to say hello to new friends. 

What's Needed To Complete

Paper, construction paper, colored pencils, markers, paint, pictures, whatever you would like to use and is easily accessible. 

Whose Help Is Required

Guidelines Cards can be store-bought or homemade, and can include homemade artwork, collages, pictures, poems, or messages.  We encourage card makers to include messages such as -Dear Friend, we are thinking of you, -Hope you are well or -You are in our thoughts but leave card makers a great deal of flexibility in the message they would like to share.

Special Requirements

None

How It Makes A Difference

Cards have created smiles, memories, moments, and connection. Since April, a card-making initiative that started as a way for people of all ages to participate in connecting with others has been going strong. To date, more than 1,600 cards have been delivered to isolated older adults through 3 FriendshipWorks' programs! And, we continue to receive requests for cards and welcomes new ones!  Friends: your beautiful cards (homemade/semi-home/thoughtfully purchased) have reached hundreds of older adults since April. To date, more than 900 cards have been distributed to area nursing homes, older adult residences & individuals THANK YOU! Keeping social connection & sharing positive messages during this prolonged period of social distancing remains essential. If you would like to participate in this ongoing card-making initiative, we welcome cards with pet, music, nature & holiday themes. For message guidelines & to organize a Card-Making drive, please contact Carolina at mailto:cmartinez@fw4elders.orgcmartinez@fw4elders.org

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*

Instructions

Please create cards with color and happy images and/or messages. With material at home or store bought Create cards with cool pictures or messages Once you have more then 10 cards... Package and include Create the Change®form with your email or phone number inside package. Go to post office and mail to: FriendshipWorks Carolina Martinez 105 Chauncy Street Suite 801 Boston Mass 02111 For guidelines on card-making and messaging, please contact Carolina at cmartinez@fw4elders.org or 617-482-1510 ext. 143.

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