For the past few years, The B Fund has delivered cards to local hospitals on Valentine’s Day as a way of letting children know that others are thinking of them on this special day. Many children do not have the opportunity to pass out Valentines with their classmates, especially if they are staying in hospitals for an extended period of time.
This year, The B Fund decided to increase the impact of our card-making activity by reaching out to some local parents and teachers to get their children involved. For this program, The B Fund also partnered with Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. In addition to delivering the cards there, The B Fund donated $2.50 to the hospital for each card submitted.
Considering this was our first attempt at a larger Valentine’s Day activity, we couldn’t believe the outpouring of generosity from 233 caring individuals of all ages who submitted cards! Thanks to their kindness, children at Floating Hospital for Children were able to experience the joy of knowing that kids their age were thinking of them on this holiday.
“It’s great to know that an activity as simple as making a Valentine’s Day card can make a difference in the lives of sick children!” said Jessica, a mother of 3 who invited her children’s school to participate in the activity.
This activity involved children of all ages, including two preschool programs, several upper elementary classrooms, and even some adults who joined in the fun! Children as young as 3 were able to use their own time and talents to better the lives of children staying in local hospitals.
Participants took their card-making task very seriously, with some even attaching their cards to beautiful scrapbooking paper! Altogether, schools and families submitted 285 cards for children in need.
Since this activity was such a resounding success, The B Fund plans to add Valentine’s Card-Making to its lineup of signature activities!
Check out some photos of our volunteers, the cards, and the children who received them!