McAuley makes and send "Cards of Courage" | Schools
COLLEGE HILL, OH (FOX19) - (Sent by Kathy Dietrich)
To celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas on December 6, students involved in one of McAuley’s newest Key Club projects, Cards of Courage, shared their Christmas spirit with others. The young women made Christmas decorative signs for the residents of Brookdale Place of Finneytown, a senior living community designed for those who need help with routine activities of daily living, plus Alzheimer’s and dementia care. These cute signs are sure to appeal to the residents as they are hung on the doors to their rooms. Forty hand- made signs were given to the Brookdale residents.
Cards of Courage was the brainchild of junior Laura Hils, the daughter of Ray and Beth Hils of Springfield Township. She devised the plan over the summer, thought of the title of the project, and then pitched the idea to Mrs. Gina Keith, McAuley’s service coordinator, who agreed it was a wonderful idea. Once a month, interested volunteers gather to make cards, signs, etc. to give to others.
Last month, they made cards for the homebound parishioners of St. Bartholomew parish. Next month, they will be making cards for the military, and Laura will decide where to send cards in subsequent months. Laura shares, “I thought about people who might need a smile- people who were struggling with something, such as health, loneliness, war, poverty, etc. These cards are meant to bring them courage and brighten their day. At the same time, it brightens the days of the students making the cards.”
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