Yesterday I had the fun of putting together two sets of care kits.
One long term care home wanted only teddy bears – no blankets or scarves or cookies. No worries, I put a bow around the necks of the teddies with a little card that says “I just want to be your teddy bear.” And I put them in gift bags I’ve been collecting.
Another LTC home wanted 25 care kits – with all the fixings! Yee haw! My friends and I can do that too. Why have I got a blanket over a few of them in the picture? Because I want to jazz a few of the bears up even more, so they aren’t yet in a plastic bag. At the same time, I don’t want our two old cats sleeping on them.
We have another request for 10 care kits that I’ll start collecting for. And the good folks at Grantham Mennonite Brethren Church on Grantham St. have been collecting this month. Once I have a bit of a supply, then I can reach out to the retirement homes in the Niagara Region. All of the long term care homes have been contacted by email and by letter-mail and we have placed 288 Care Kits in 19 Homes.
For me, this is so rewarding. Thank you! / jan on behalf of B & B - GMC