HandsOn Suburban Chicago Teams Up With London Middle School, Local Nonprotfits, To Bring Holiday Cheer To Home-Bound Seniors
December – HandsOn Suburban Chicago teamed up with Jack London Middle School in Wheeling this holiday season to bring extra cheer to local home-bound seniors. Over 400 sixth through eighth graders created greeting cards with art supplies and added their own personal touches in the form of notes about their holiday traditions and memories. The project was a part of their service learning curriculum that dealt with isolation in their local community.
The cards were delivered to two local agencies, Addolorata Villa and Catholic Charities Community Development. At Addolorata Villa, an assisted living facility, they were passed out to the residents, Catholic Charities delivered to home-bound seniors as a part of their Meals on Wheels program.