Help us send 1,200 cards again!

Last year we sent over 1,200 cards to local healthcare workers.
This year we want to collect even more cards for a different group: our local elderly population.
 

Elderly folks have suffered a great deal throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies are showing an increase in anxiety & depression amongst all age groups, but especially with the elderly. This is a direct result of having faced stricter lockdown rules, a higher threat of illness and a loss of social support.

United Way of Greater Waterbury wants to send 1,200+ cards to Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, the Cheshire Senior Center, and other local agencies. With your help, we can reach thousands within the elderly population with homemade cards!

Check out the UPSTARTERS toolkit for this project here.
You can also print these instructions and tips for easy access as you make cards.

Contact Jessica Carlino at [email protected] with any questions.

3 ways to participate:

  1. Create your own card entirely and send it in via mail to United Way of Greater Waterbury (100 North Elm St. Waterbury, CT 06702) for distribution

  2. Print + use one of the templates provided below, write your message, and send it in via mail to United Way of Greater Waterbury (100 North Elm St. Waterbury, CT 06702) for distribution

  3. Send a virtual card: fill out the form below and choose the template you want your card to be printed on. United Way of Greater Waterbury will print and distribute on your behalf

Card Template Options:

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Fill in each colored block with a feeling! If submitting virtually, list 5 feelings you want to add in the Card Message* form field.

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Download & print the templates above by clicking here.

Participate Online

Fill out the form below and United Way of Greater Waterbury will print and distribute a card on your behalf!

Thank you so much for participating in United Way of Greater Waterbury’s UPSTARTERS Community Card Making Project! Check out more information about UPSTARTERS on our website here: https://www.unitedwaygw.org/get-involved/upstarters. You can also review a list of more project ideas here: https://www.unitedwaygw.org/get-involved/upstarters-toolkits. If you have any questions – please email Jessica Carlino at [email protected]

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