Volunteer Bureau Sends Hundreds of Handmade Remembrance Day Cards to Langley Veterans

On Friday, November 4, approximately 300 handmade Remembrance Day cards created by students were sent to local veterans by the Langley Volunteer Bureau.

“They were all mailed out,” said Karen Long, president of the volunteer organization.

Long said the office decided to reduce the list of Remembrance Day seniors cards from last year to focus on veterans and give them time to find seniors for the card program. tree growing from the office.

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Some of the Remembrance Day cards created for local veterans by students from Langley schools. (Volunteer Office/Special for Langley Advance Times)

“It’s a bit more convenient [in terms of scheduling]”, Long said, and it allows the office to go “all the way” with its Christmas card initiative, which has been so successful it has generated more cards than there are recipients on their list.

“We need to reach more seniors,” Long explained.

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“This Christmas will be our third delivery of this program. The first year we provided Christmas cards we reached 700 seniors and now we will expand to over 3,000.”

Which would be a lot if there weren’t even more people making craft cards.

They anticipate more than 4,000 Langley students will personalize Christmas cards for Langley seniors who partner with seniors’ organizations, live in seniors’ facilities and are clients of seniors’ outreach programs. , Long said.

“It’s popular with students, with more students and teachers signing up for the program,” Long told the Langley Advance Times.

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In an effort to find more seniors who could benefit from a personalized, handmade Christmas card this year, the office has added online registration.

Anyone can register a family member, friend or elderly neighbor and would like to receive a personalized card by a local student in the mail for Christmas or Valentine’s Day 2023.

The link is on: https://www.langleyvolunteers.ca/cards-for-seniors/

Although recipients must be in Langley, anyone can make a nomination, from anywhere, to have cards mailed to seniors.

“Maybe you live in Ontario and think your grandma would like a card,” Long suggested.

If the list can’t be expanded enough, “we’ll give some seniors two cards instead of one,” Long said.

This Christmas, groups will also be able to submit their own artwork to be printed on cards.

Each participating group will receive a sign-up sheet to tell the office what types of cards and how many cards they need.

The card kits available are: blank postcards to decorate and write on, pre-printed postcards to write on or coloring postcards for students to color.

Each card order comes with an inspiration sheet with ideas for decorating and also for the message itself.

Those wishing to donate to the map program can make contributions either through the Langley School District Foundation (specify that this is the Langley Volunteer Bureau Seniors Map Program) by clicking https://www.langleyvolunteers.ca/cards-for-seniors/cards-for-seniors-donations/ or e-transfer: [email protected]

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