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Ready to Aid The Elderly?

Make a Card

DURATION

Less than 30 Minutes

WHERE

You would do this in your home or with friends and family and then mail them to our office.

 

WHEN

Throughout the year

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.

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Cards have created smiles, memories, moments, and connections, especially during this pandemic. 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, senior 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 cmartinez@fw4elders.org

 

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. 


ITEMS NEEDED

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


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Please create cards with color and happy images and/or messages.  Please "VIEW INSTRUCTIONS" below for more details.  


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.
  1. With material at home or store bought
  2. Create cards with cool pictures or messages
  3. Once you have more then 10 cards...
  4. Package and include PGK form with your email or phone number inside package.
  5. 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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