Spread the love around

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

There’s a simple yet heart­warm­ing way to spread some love in Te Awa­mutu this Christ­mas.

An ini­tia­tive called Send­ing Love is col­lect­ing Christ­mas cards from mem­bers of the pub­lic and dis­tribut­ing them to rest home res­i­dents and oth­ers who might be feel­ing lonely dur­ing the fes­tive time of year.

The na­tion­wide pro­ject was launched a year ago by Hamil­ton woman Han­nah Rodgers and her son Jay­den.

Lo­cal volunteers in com­mu­ni­ties around the coun­try set up drop boxes to col­lect the cards.

There aren’t many rules: the card can be home-made or store­bought, it should be filled with love and doesn’t need an en­ve­lope.

Last year Han­nah and her son were hop­ing to get a few cards from lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties to spread a bit more love, but were over­whelmed by the more than 32,000 which were cre­ated.

Na­tion­wide this year she is aim­ing to reach 250,000 peo­ple via rest homes, hos­pi­tals, Women’s Refuge, RSA, Meals on Wheels, home­less shel­ters and other or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Lo­cal drop-off lo­ca­tions are Cam­bridge Li­brary, Chartwell Li­brary, Dins­dale Li­brary and Gar­den Place Li­brary.

Cards can also be sent to PO Box 90701, Vic­to­ria St West, Auck­land 1142.

Visit send­in­glove.co.nz

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