crafting for a cause

I came across a crafty volunteer opportunity online with WEME Mainstream Nutrition and Health Center - a meals-on-wheels program serving approximately 500 frail homebound elderly on the upper west side of Manhattan. They are looking for volunteers to make valentines day cards that will be hand delivered to the seniors. Many of the seniors in their program are lonely and feel forgotten. Hopefully, receiving a valentine will let them know that someone cares and is thinking of them!

Step 1: Get out all your pink and red crafting supplies, make a huge mess and go crazy.

Step 2: Send your sweet homemade valentine over to WEME and brighten someone's day.

If you'd like to participate, send your handmade valentines to the address below. They would like to receive the valentines by February 5th.

263 WEST 86th Street
New York, NY 10024

UPDATE: I contacted Beth at WEME, and she emailed me the following card suggestions

  • The cards should be approximately 4x6 inches, no envelope required
  • No heavy glue or glitter
  • Suggested message: "'Thinking of you' or 'Sending you Good Wishes,' etc. on Valentines Day"
  • Messages not suggested: anything including "V-Day" or "XX OO" (i.e. phrases the seniors may not be familiar with) or personal messages
  • Please sign the cards "From your Friends at WEME" - they would prefer no names

p.s. - fellow book clubbers: if any of you want to donate a valentine to the package I'm sending, please bring them to book club next Thursday!


stephanie said...

You are too good to be true, Jill. Awesome cause, awesome cards. They look amazing!

M Henrich said...

Super cute cards. Way to go Jill! Perhaps the boys and I should get busy making cards too?! What a wonderful thing to do.

BreAnna said...

Jill, I love this!! I am going to make some and bring them to book club!! Thanks for always giving me the best ideas ever! (I can't promise mine will be near as good as yours but I will try)

Shan&Andrew said...

Hey! I stumbled on your website after googleling "sock and glove"! I love your blog! Keep up the great work! I'm totally adding you to my favs!

Shannon said...

Just found your blog and really love it! I am making cards and getting my office-mates to make some too! Hopefully, they will make it there by the 5th!

BealcA's Pad said...

Neat, I make cards, and give them to my church for the banquets. I am in the middle of making about 140 of them. These here are neat. Thank you.
BealcA's Pad

Jill said...

Thanks, Shannon! That's really great of you to get your co-workers involved. I should try that!

BealcA - 140 cards ... wow. That would take me years. I love making cards, but tend to do them in small batches. good luck!

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Shannon said...

I posted pics of our card-making day(s). Even the wildlife came to lend a hand! It's at:

Thank you so much for posting and letting us know about this opportunity. We had a blast!

Wani said...

Isn't it a rule that you have to be at least a little bit messy to get creative juices flowing?

kate. said...

these are adorable!!

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