Thank you for your interest. We are happy to be able to open this project to Sunbeam Kids members, friends and the whole community!
6th Annual Elves for Elders Art Collection
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 -- 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 last year we had 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.
This year with our December project list was busy with the SVDP dinner service, Robyn's Nest and Cathedral Center projects, so we decided to change up Elves for Elders a bit.
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 never a bad 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, sign up to let us know you are planning to lend a little hand while spreading a little cheer!
Thank you for lending a little hand,