It's BACK! Annual Elves for Elders Art with Heart Delivery
Our annual Elves for Elders art collection began in 2013 because we wanted something to do with those adorable art projects that come home from school with little ones -- we can't possibly keep them all, right? We knew they were too cute to throw away and hoped we could bring a smile to someone during a tough time. So, we collected these projects for local Meals On Wheels and Hospice patients so they would have a special "gift" at Christmas. We were happy to meet our goal of collecting 100 pieces of art!
Flash forward a few years and before COVID we collected well over 1000 art projects from individuals, groups, troops and classrooms. Incredible! Each project carefully made its way to someone in hospice, home healthcare, Meals on Wheels or a local nursing home.
Instead of us collecting and dropping off art projects behind the scenes to about a dozen facilities, we'd like to make it easier and more impactful for you to be Elves for Elders!
So, here's our ELF CHALLENGE for you -- whether it's art projects you have on hand (no need to be seasonal!) or you create just for this, and whether it's done alone or with a group --> gather as many art projects as you can from your family, friends, school, church, etc. and bring them to a local nursing home or assisted living facility.
You can request that they hand out your projects to the patients who don't get many visitors this time of year. And, you could even ask at the front desk if there is an opportunity for you and your child(ren) to hand them directly to the residents. Note: it's always a good idea to call ahead.
Before or during your drop off, you can post your pictures on Facebook and tag @sunbeamkids with the hashtag #ElvesForElders. We'll feature some of your posts on our page to share the love! We LOVE to see your artwork.
While there is no physical meetup for this project, please sign up to let us know you are planning to lend a little hand while spreading a little cheer. We love to let the kids know how many people we made a difference to through our collective efforts.
Thank you for lending a little hand!