Attention crafty people! Edmonton Meals on Wheels (EMOW) is looking for your help. Teachers, parents, childcare workers, anyone so inclined--the non-profit group that delivers meals to the city's seniors and those with mobility issues, is looking for help to create handmade cards for clients.
"We collect cards on and ongoing basis, but we are currently in most need of holiday season and new year cards," said EMOW Communications Coordinator Kristen Aspenes. "We would love the help. We want people to turn their art into an act of kindness."
Cards needed include New Year, Valentine's, St. Patrick's, Easter, Mother's Day, Canada Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas. There's also need for Happy Birthday, Thinking of You and Blank cards.
Aspenes said the handmade cards should: be non-denominational (no religious language or symbols), have no glitter, use large text, have no components that can fall off (pom poms, pipe cleaner, buttons etc), have a message and your name (if comfortable), and be put in an unsealed envelope.
Cards can be mailed to EMOW office Attn: Kristen 11111 103 Ave. Edmonton T5K 2P1 or dropped off Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00PM. (Call ahead).
Last year, over 1,400 volunteers helped EMOW with meal and grocery delivery (25 Drivers are needed per day), as kitchen helpers and grocery shoppers.
Volunteers also help at special events.I