Boardman High School start campaign to send valentines to local nursing homes – WFMJ

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Letters for Rose is a national campaign that aims to reduce loneliness among elders during the COVID-19 pandemic by creating and distributing personalized letters, notes and artwork to local nursing homes. 

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Boardman High School’s National Honor Society started a new “Letters for Rose” chapter during the 2021-22 school year.

Letters for Rose is a national campaign that aims to reduce loneliness among elders during the COVID-19 pandemic by creating and distributing personalized letters, notes and artwork to local nursing homes. 

Dozens of Boardman NHS members recently gathered to cut out hearts and decorations and write letters and cards to deliver to nursing homes just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Boardman NHS Advisor, Jenefer Basista says the students organize and collect donated supplies and then set the schedule.

“This year, we have sent letters and artwork to more than 60 residents at The Inn at Ironwood in Canfield and our NHS students and these senior citizens are really enjoying it,” Basista said.

This is Boardman NHS’s second major letter-writing campaign this school year, as volunteers also delivered letters during Christmastime and Basista says the students are ready for another round of letter writing.

Letters for Rose is a national campaign founded and staffed exclusively by high school student volunteers. The campaign has over 400 chapters across the world.