THOUSANDS OF CARDS, KIDS’ DRAWINGS, AND HEART-THEMED ITEMS POURED IN
ST. PAUL – Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) will be delivering thousands of Valentine’s cards, kids’ drawings, and heart-themed greetings to Twin Cities seniors sent in from listeners of myTalk 107.1FM’s Jason & Alexis Show, which were solicited over the past two weeks.
What started as a request to listeners to send in Valentines to their beloved elder guest on the weekly Tuesday’s with Liz segment, turned into a drive to show metro-area elders some love in the form of cards and greetings. “When hundreds of Valentines started to pour in for Liz, we realized we needed to broaden the scope of the card drive,” said Alexis Thompson, co-host of the Jason & Alexis Show. “We’ve always known that seniors occupy a special place in our listeners’ hearts, but we were truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of love.”
More than 4000 individual notes, handmade cards, kids’ drawings, and heart-themed gifts came into myTalk 107.1FM’s studios, more than quadrupling the initial response estimate. The Valentine’s Day greetings, as well as N95 masks, will be delivered to residents of senior high rises and long-term care facilities in the Twin Cities on Friday, February, and Monday, February 14th.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with myTalk and Jason & Alexis on this heartwarming project,” said James Falvey, LBFE executive director. “We look forward to delivering some extra love and appreciation to older adults who might otherwise go unacknowledged during this holiday.”