3,300 Handwritten Cards Lead to 3,300 Smiles
Have you ever received a handwritten note of encouragement or a thank you card of appreciation? It probably made you smile. That’s what Letters with Love does! Volunteers throughout Tampa Bay are writing handwritten notes to tell a senior who may be feeling alone that there is someone who cares. Special cards are also created for Veterans by individuals with disabilities at Service Source. Then our volunteers add messages of gratitude for those who have given so much to serve our country. With the help of volunteers of all ages, including employees from Aetna/CVS, CareerSource, Seminole Spine, United Way Suncoast, and Suncoast Credit Union, we hand-delivered cards to over 1,800 seniors and 1,500 Veterans this year. One special volunteer who wants her service to be anonymous wrote over 600 cards!
Sophie learned about “Letters with Love,” and wanted to use her artistic talents to create beautiful cards to bring joy to seniors in Tampa Bay.
This group of employees at Aetna’s Woodland Corporate Park office in Tampa show off the cards of gratitude they wrote for Veterans.
Veterans at Sun Towers receive handmade cards on Memorial Day to thank them for their service.