Kindness card campaign for seniors is back
100 Kids Who Care introduced concept in 2020
100 Kids Who Care, the organization that empowers kids to advocate for issues that matter to them, is bringing back the Kindness Card Campaign.
The Kindness Card Campaign first launched in 2020 as a way for children to make holiday cards for seniors in their community. The campaign resulted in over 500 cards being delivered to seniors through Community Care’s Meals on Wheels program. Their program is designed to make sure that the nutritional needs of seniors living alone are met, while also providing social interaction and a safety check from the volunteers who make the deliveries, according to a media release.
“Our first year of the Kindness Card campaign was so successful that we are bringing it back again. In 2020 we had hundreds of children across Kawartha Lakes, including dozens of classrooms, participate in making Kindness Cards and this time we are aiming to exceed that,” says Shannon Kuypers, one of the parent organizers of 100 Kids Who Care Kawartha Lakes.
“The Kindness Cards campaign is such a great way for kids to do something kind for our community’s elders while raising awareness for Meals on Wheels, an important local organization that is run by Community Care.”
The premise of the Kindness Card campaign is simple: Kids make holiday cards for seniors, either by making their own home-made cards or downloading colouring sheets from www.100kidskawarthalakes.com, and deliver them to one of the participating locations before Dec 16.
HOW IT WORKS:
Kindness Cards: From Nov 21-Dec 16th, any child that wants to participate is encouraged to make Kindness Cards for seniors during the holidays. Cards can take any shape or form, and can include seasons greetings and well wishes to seniors. The cards do not need to include the name of a senior, they can be generic, and children can opt to sign their first name on the card if they choose. Kids are being asked to make a minimum of 2 cards each. For smaller children or kids who prefer not to make their own cards, colouring pages will be available to download at www.100kidskawarthalakes.com.
Drop Off Locations: Cards can be dropped off at FRESH FUELL (146 Kent St West,Lindsay) or Tradewind Toys (110 Kent St. Lindsay) anytime before December 16. All Kindness Cards will be delivered safely to seniors through the Meals on Wheels program before December 25.
“We are thrilled that 100 Kids Who Care is bringing back the Kindness Card Campaign after it was so well received in 2020.” says Kerri Daley, program manager Home Support Services, Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes. “The holidays can be a lonely time for some seniors, especially those who live alone. These types of programs are such a powerful way to make both children and seniors feel more connected to their community.”
100 Kids Who Care Kawartha Lakes is a local organization that gives children the opportunity to learn about their community, empowers them to become advocates for organizations and issues that matter to them, learn the importance of giving back and how they can use their time, treasure and talent to make a difference, and see the impact they can have right here at home in Kawartha Lakes. To learn more about the 100 Kids Who Care Kawartha Lakes and the Kindness Card Campaign, visit https://www.100kidskawarthalakes.com