Project Holiday Cheer returns for 2022!

Thermometer measuring the number of cards collected. Current collection count: 1,000

Many of us are fortunate to be surrounded by family and friends during the holiday season, yet for many, the holiday season can be a time of loneliness for nursing home residents. This year, you can help ensure that long-term care residents are included in the holiday cheer!

Last year you helped us to produce 15,000 greetings cards for long-term care residents.

This holiday season, VOYCE will be working with our project partners, Senior Services Plus and Scott Credit Union, to provide greetings cards for 40,000 long-term care residents in Greater St. Louis and Illinois! We would also like to invite YOU to get involved!

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Buy or create holiday greetings cards, producing the cards on your own or with friends or colleagues! Contact VOYCE to get matched with a long-term care facility in your area! Contact Jamie McGeechan for more information jmcgeechan@voycestl.org or call 314 919 2410

We need approximately 40,000 to make sure every resident gets a card. 

Based on how many cards you and your group plan to make, you’ll be matched with a long-term care facility or two in the area with a similar number of residents.  How many you make is up to you!

In order to protect the privacy of the residents, you will not know their names. For that reason, please provide or create a non-personalized greetings card for every resident in the facility you are assigned. Please do not seal the envelope.

We ask each group to either purchase or make the cards they are sending. This allows you to put a personal touch on things! 

Since residents of long-term care are widely diverse and may not celebrate the same holidays as you do, we ask that you please use neutral sentiments such as ‘Season’s Greetings’ or ‘Happy Holidays‘.

Remind residents that the community cares for them and they’re not forgotten!  Overall, please ensure that the card does not contain any information that could be considered offensive or come across as proselytizing to anyone who may receive it.

Cards can be delivered or mailed to VOYCE, Senior Services Plus or you can drop them off at your local Scott Credit Union branch. Please contact us with any queries you may have.

We ask that card deliveries are made to VOYCE, Senior Services Plus, or branches of Scott Credit Union in St. Louis or Illinois by December 10th.

We encourage individuals, community groups, schools, and businesses to get involved in this fantastic community project, showing long-term care residents that we are thinking of them. Every greeting card warms a heart and brings a smile.

Contact Jamie McGeechan, Events Coordinator at VOYCE, for more information!

314 918 8222 or email jmcgeechan@voycestl.org