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Handmade Valentine's wanted

Posted at 1:59 PM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 16:59:45-05

Your creativity is requested to help multiply the love this Valentine’s Day.
Hearts, candy and flowers are a common theme for the month of February, but for some, Valentine’s Day may not be so sweet. When many people face isolation and loneliness on a daily basis, Valentine’s Day is a great date to charitably spread the love.
The distribution of Valentine’s Day cards presents a simple and creative way to bring a little light to someone’s life and Las Vegas has three great options to do so.
Atria Seville Assisted Living seniors will receive handmade Valentine’s Day cards created by moms and children from the MOMS Club of Las Vegas - Summerlin Central Chapter. Having earned the Outstanding Service Project Award for 2014-15, the Summerlin Central Chapter recognizes the importance of service projects for both its members and the community. If you and your family would like to be a part of this February service project, head to Atria Seville Assisted Living Tuesday, February 9th at 9:45 a.m. Visit http://www.momsclublasvegas.com/ for more information.

Also, the digital nationwide DoSomething.org Love Letters campaign is asking for handmade Valentine’s to be dropped off to the Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Meals on Wheels Program by February 10th. The campaign has a nationwide goal of 100,000 cards created and with your help a senior will not only receive a hot meal, but a reminder that they are not forgotten. For more information, click here.
Let's make Valentine's Day even sweeter this year by supplying handmade notes of love to any one of these campaigns or to a chosen assisted living facility or children's hospital. The sweetness level this year can surely be risen one card at a time.


Jeannette Swanson is a freelance writer who found her love for the media field in Chicago. She has been lucky to contribute to the Chicago Scene, Palm Springs Life Magazine, Denver Newscastic and now PositivelyLV. When she's not trailing behind her two-year-old you may find her with a crochet project in lap or at JoAnn Fabrics buying fabric and supplies she doesn't need.