Challenge connects youngsters, artwork, and Valentine’s Working day cards for Upvalley seniors | Existence

Valentines for seniors

A new venture aims to produce do-it-yourself Valentine’s Working day playing cards to Upvalley seniors.

A new challenge in St. Helena aims to provide artwork to Upvalley seniors in the kind of handmade Valentine’s Working day cards from faculty young children in Napa Valley and past.

“Seniors are my enthusiasm, and we arrived up with the notion from our hearts,” reported Cynthia Kee, who is organizing the venture. “Many of our seniors are in assisted dwelling services and not in a position to see their households because of to the pandemic. They have been isolated and alone for considerably also long.”

Kee has about 55 seniors lined up who would like to acquire valentines this 12 months at Silverado Orchards and via Rianda House in St. Helena. She’s also gotten phrase out by way of social media.

The task is component of a greater method identified as Crayons Vs. Corona.

“In this time of worldwide worry, we would like to almost arrive at out and share our hearts with people we can’t be with, throughout this time, by producing artwork that knits alongside one another the hearts of generations via the limitations of social distancing, closed doors, and masked faces,” its mission reads.

Applying a databases of household university mothers and fathers, Kee’s Valentine’s Day project has grow to be countrywide, reaching academics and dad and mom as much absent as Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Austin, Texas.

Relying on the amount of cards that appear in, Kee can develop the challenge to Calistoga, the Veteran’s Dwelling in Yountville, and even to seniors in Napa, she reported. “It’s fantastic for the hearts of the little ones and the hearts of lonely seniors.”