For the third time in a row, the Love & Peace Society collected and distributed Valentines to over 450 local senior citizens.
Valentines were made by students and teachers from 2 schools:
Students, Mrs. Heinsen and Ms. Schullstrom of the Greene School in West Palm Beach
Student Council, Ms. Mills Burke and Samantha Moore of Olympic Heights High School in Boca Raton
There are 17 individuals who donated cards or other goodies:
Ashley Myers Ouellette
Patty Padgett and the kids
Because of all generous donations, the monotony of being in a senior or nursing home was broken up for a while, and these elderly people could feel that they were being cared about.
The following homes received Valentines:
Hamlin Place, Lantana, FL
Riverview House, Lake Worth Beach, FL
Villa Madonna, Greenacres
Embark, Lake Worth
Wood Lake, West Palm Beach
Here is a breakdown of all items that were distributed:
10 helium filled balloons
54 pink necklaces
48 heart shaped boxes of candy
110 individual pieces of candy
35 hand creams
57 stuffed animals
19 decorative hearts
37 light-up roses
$125 in donations (which bought the roses, balloons, candy hearts and decorative hearts)
It was an enormously important experience, and we realized that we could improve each year, to make this annual event even better.
Being the 3rd time that the Love & Peace Society under the guidance and inspired by Ms. Norma Shearon, had visited seniors on Valentines Day, we were reminiscing about how it started in 2019 with one single home.
Thank You for all who contributed so generously and freely – you made a lot of people’s day better!
Email that was sent by Patti Rajkumar, administrator of Hamlin Place:
“With deepest gratitude for the Valentines gifts and cards given today for our residents. The gifts and bags were distributed today and the smiles and ‘great big thank you’ were received by the residents. The individual cards will be given out on Sunday. Your gesture of giving these special items made a great impact on our residents. Thanking you for thinking of our residents in these trying times and making Valentine’s Day very special for them.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
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