Christmas cards are being dropped off to those in need to ensure there will be smiles on faces this holiday season. Organizers of The Holiday Card Drive say they have handed out over 6,000 cards this year, smashing their goal of 5,000. The cards are distributed out to seniors, veterans and community members who are in need of a pick-me-up. Daicya Munton, the founder of the card drive, says this initiative is essential in helping out seniors in our community who are facing isolation and loneliness.
“My best friend who is a part of this with me, she is a nurse in a long term care facility and she said they have residents who still have their cards up from last year and they just treasure it. Because again, for many of them this is the only card that they receive from anybody. They don’t have family, they don’t have friends and so it’s huge for them and others who are in the Dementia ward or the Alzheimer ward they think these are cards from their grandkids or their family members. She said their faces just light up because to them someone is thinking of them.”
Last year, there were over 3300 cards delivered to members of the community. If you would like to participate you can drop off a card until December 16.
For more information including spots to drop off cards for the Holiday Card Drive you can visit https://www.holidaycarddrive.ca/