Happy Friday! As a reminder there is no remote learning on Monday. Also, we will not be having a car parade this afternoon, but stay tuned for upcoming special events!
I just became aware of a non-profit organization called “Love For The Elderly.” They have a program titled “Letters of Love” , where they’re asking people to write letters to the elderly to uplift them during this difficult time. With so many long-term care facilities on lockdown, it is important to ensure residents are positively engaged and supported. They’re asking for kind, handwritten letters to bring comfort to seniors. This is a great opportunity for families to come together while also encouraging children to connect to our elders and bring a smile to their faces. Here is the news release link, https://assistedlivinglocators.com/news/letters-of-love.
Letters can be placed in the drop box outside the Moore School from 7am – 2pm weekdays. We will gather them together to send as one collection from the Henry W. Moore School.
Before dropping off your letters, Love For The Elderly has these guidelines:
- Letters must be legible (large print) and handwritten. No worries if you’re not artistic– make your card as what you’d like to receive.
- Avoid religion. Please refrain from including anything religious in your letters, such as religious quotes, words like “God,” etc.
- Exclude the date (day, month, and year).
- Embrace creativity! Recipients love it when the letters are personal. We encourage you to make your letters detailed, thoughtful and heartfelt.
- Be kind and thoughtful (more than talking about yourself). This is a one-way letter exchange, meaning you will not receive a letter back, so remember that no reciprocation attached is part of the beauty of your act of kindness, and the recipients don’t feel burdened by feeling obligated or being unable to respond.
- Envelope your letters if you can! If you’re sending more than one letter, leave your enveloped letters unsealed and unstamped and put them in a larger envelope or box to send.
- Share your act of kindness! On social media, tag #lettersoflove, #lovefortheelderly and #assistedlivinglocators.
- Send as many cards as you’d like! They accept letters year-round, so there’s no deadline for when you must send them by.
I hope that many of you will participate. We will collect letters until the last day of school, June 11.