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Distribution Coordinator of Valentines

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ORGANIZATION: Valentines By Kids, Inc.

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Valentines By Kids is a terrific organization that approaches schools and asks them to draw Valentine's Day cards for hospital patients, hospice and long-term care facilities, and the homebound.

We are looking for people to contact hospices, hospitals, and long-term care facilities to see if they want us to send them Valentines for their residents and staff.

For Valentine's Day 2024, 30,000 children signed up to draw cards so we had lots of cards to distribute!

Your task is to help us reach hospitals and homes to ask if they would like to receive Valentines. To start, we have an excel sheet of hospitals and facilities and we will send an email blast, but sometimes the hospitals are too busy and miss the email.

We need people to follow up with the hospitals and facilities to find out how many cards they want (and update the excel sheet). If our Excel sheet has out-of-date info on the correct person to contact, we hope you would research online or with a phone call who is the best person to contact at the hospitals, and, maybe you would send an email or make a phone call to encourage them to sign up.

If you are retired and have any experience in health care, or community service, or public relations, and you are kind and persistent, this is for you! Or, if you are a student who would like to do some volunteer hours, again, for you! Or, if you and your team of fellow students or scouts want to do it, that would be great. Or if you are just a resourceful person who would enjoy a small task that would bring so much joy to the people who receive the Valentine's Day cards, this is the job for you.

Please let us know you are interested by going to www.tinyURL.com/VBKVolunteer .

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About Valentines By Kids, Inc.

Location:

10116 Iron Gate Rd, Potomac, MD 20854, US

Mission Statement

To spread a little love to our community - school children crafting Valentines, delivered to hospital/hospice patients and staff, and to others. "Made by hands - felt by hearts".

Description

It's a simple project - we approach elementary and middle schools and ask their students to create Valentine's Day cards. We send them envelopes, the children insert their precious cards, and the cards are then picked up and distributed to hospitals, hospices, clients of Food and Friends (homebound), and others. For Valentines Day 2024, more than 30,000 children took their time to participate and smiled. Add to that the 30,000 smiles from people who received the Valentines, for some of whom this was their only card.

We have been lucky to receive lots of wonderful press coverage from the Washington Post, NBC, and from all over the world!

It just takes a few volunteers in a town or region to make this happen. Volunteers can be anyone! Students (besides being fun, it can fulfill volunteer requirements and look great on your resume), faith-groups, the Rotary, retirees (especially teachers who know how to reach other educators!).

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Nursing
  • Children Medical Services
  • Case Work / Management
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training

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