Holiday Meal Distribution
During the holiday season of 2020, we delivered 69 meals and our goal for 2021 is to deliver 150 or more.
Valentine’s Day Gift Bag Delivery
Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show those we love how much we care. But for many seniors, it can be a lonely, isolating occasion. Housing With Hope believes that thriving during your golden years is about more than housing and meals.
It’s about connection and feeling valued. That’s why we put together our Valentine’s Day Delivery event. We created gift bags that include small gifts, puzzles, and other “just-because” presents to warm the hearts of those who receive them.
During Valentine’s Day 2021 we anticipated delivering 80-100 gift bags to seniors who are living alone.
Here are some of the results of our annual efforts:
Valentine’s Day 2021: With your help, we delivered gift bags to 101 seniors in Scotch Plains, Fanwood, and Plainfield. And while the gifts were appreciated, the handmade Valentine’s cards from the school children melted the most hearts.
“Thank you for bringing a bit of joy to me on Valentine’s Day. On February 14th, 2001, my wife passed away from MS. She was only 56 years old and was treated for over 10 years. So, with this, I go into a dark mode, no TV no phone calls, and so forth. But the bag of smiles was an ice breaker. I can imagine the child who made the card and then tried very hard to sign it. Thank you again for this cheer and thank the youngsters who also put their effort into this!”
– Robert H.