Spread the love around
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.