Card Making for Socially Isolated Seniors
Card Making for Socially Isolated Seniors
Brighten someone’s day with a cheerful message to remind them they’re not alone.
1 hour
Nonprofit organization
Participants: 5 to Unlimited

What you’ll do

Every year, more than 3.3 million seniors spend time in senior homes across the United States. It’s estimated that 60% of them will never receive visitors, and in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, that number will near 100%. Through this virtual card making and letter writing experience, you can do your part to alleviate the effects of social isolation for seniors living in residential care. 

For teams, your group can gather on a video call to create cheerful cards and/or letters together. A representative from the organization can also join in order to share more about their mission and how your heartfelt letters will make a difference in people's lives. You’re welcome to use colored pencils, markers, pens, branded stationery, lined paper, or plain white printing paper. It’s not about the stationery--it’s the messages that are written that mean so much!

What you need:

  • Stationary (or a blank piece of paper) and an envelope
  • Pen or pencil
  • A postage stamp
  • Craft supplies and decorations (optional)

How it works:

  • Start each letter with a generic salutation such as "My dear friend"
  • Share a little about yourself (your family, hobbies, work, school, pets, interests, etc.)
  • Write large because senior home employees may not have time to read the card to the senior
  • Can’t find the words? Consider a drawing or painting 
  • For letters from adults: Include your contact information (mail or email) if you wish so recipients have the option to reply back
  • For letters from children: Include first name only and your age. Do not include any addresses.
  • You will receive an address from the nonprofit to mail your completed cards to. If you would prefer to send a photo of your card, you will be able to email a picture of your card to the nonprofit.


How you’ll make an impact

This nonprofit inspires conversation and companionship through complimentary beauty makeovers given by volunteers to seniors living in residential care. Volunteers provide seniors with a sense of dignity through personal attention, caring touch, and the opportunity to share their stories.

Interested in this experience?

Talk to our team to join the new world of online engagement

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