- This service-projects has passed.
The Caring Mail Project – Spreading Cheer to Seniors
April 2 - April 8
Research shows that performing kind and helpful acts calms the mind. By releasing “good” brain chemicals to counteract and soothe the “stress” ones, altruism works to buffer our systems during anxious times. We believe wholeheartedly that being a caring community member is one of the best ways to cope with the uncertainties that abound. We hope that doing this project together as a family, from your home, will help buoy you through this time.
THE CARING MAIL PROJECT
A home-based service project series for families
Spreading Cheer to Seniors
During this stay-at-home time, cubs and their families will spread cheer to seniors who are not allowed to have visitors right now. Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is a 110-year old Cleveland-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance support for older adults and caregivers. Benjamin Rose deepens the understanding of evolving needs, developing and delivering innovative, high-quality solutions and promoting effective public policies. Their centers serve 800 older adult clients and the number continues to grow as the community adjusts to the current stay-at-home order. When senior day centers were closed, Benjamin Rose staff rapidly transitioned congregate meals to home-delivered. Our goal is to make cards to accompany as many meals as possible!
How It Works
Registered families will receive instructions, sample messages, and a mailing address.
We ask that you mail your family’s cards/drawings/messages by Wednesday, April 8th.**
Please plan for each registrant to make at least 5 cards.
Supplies You Will Need
Paper, cards, or postcards
Something to draw/write with
Optional: stickers or collage materials
One mailing envelope that will fit your family’s collected creations
Click here to register for this project
** If this timeframe does not work for you, no worries. There will be one organization per week through the month of April 2020.