Valentine’s Day is not just the mushy, romantic holiday so often depicted on TV and commercials. What is for some a chance to celebrate true love is, for others, a difficult time that can bring on feelings of loneliness and depression. For proof look no further than the number of phone calls suicide hotlines receive on February 14.
Our Chapter spread Valentine’s Day cheer throughout the community by delivering Valentine’s gifts at nursing homes, support groups like Survivors of Suicide, the local police or fire station, and hospitals. The day before Valentine’s Day we created and packed the Valentine’s gifts together at Magnificat High School.
Our goal was to create, package, and deliver 100 Valentine’s Day gifts and we ended up personally delivering 375! 16 volunteers gave a total of 48 volunteer hours. Made and delivered 375 kits to the Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital, a retirement community, the Ronald McDonald House and other area nonprofits.