For the month of March, the Charity Out of Love (COOL) Club decided to write cards to senior residents living in Park View at Allen.
“We have [been] looking for ways to contribute to the community for a good cause,” junior COOL Club co-president Purnima Yalavarty said. “During COVID-19, this has been hard, but we found ways to volunteer safely during this time, and writing letters to these residents is a great way [to volunteer], while also being safe.”
Club members are creating the cards until Wednesday, and the cards will be distributed to the Park View residents during the first week of April.
“We thought that the senior residents weren’t getting as much attention and that our current pandemic situation furthered that problem,” junior COOL Club co-president Salena Jacobs said. “By making cards, we can show our residents that we care about them, and they are important to our community.”
Several club officers will bring the cards to Park View for staff there to distribute to the senior residents.
“The goal of this project is to interact with the community,” junior COOL Club co-president Julia Thomas said. “We want to spread a positive message to residents at the senior home who may not be able to see family during this time.”
Club members will personalize the cards with messages, and any drawings or colors they wish to include.
“I’m looking forward most to the creative aspect behind creating my own cards to inspire these residents, like adding in jokes to brighten up their day, but also by being able to bring a smile on each of their faces even during this pandemic,” COOL Club officer and junior Elise Frauenheim said.