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LifePath’s “Love Letters for Elders” Campaign, 2017

Another successful campaign spreads compassion throughout the region

On Friday, February 10, generous folks from across the region continued the tradition of providing hundreds of elders and people with disabilities in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region with handmade Valentine’s Day cards as part of LifePath’s annual “Love Letters for Elders” campaign. 

This year’s goal was to match last year’s number of donated valentines, 1,000 in total, and provide at least one valentine to many of the clients who receive services through LifePath. Due to the kindness and generosity of several local schools, rest homes, and individual members of the community, the agency once again surpassed its goal, receiving over 1,500 valentines.

A special thank you to participating organizations and individuals

The overwhelming success of this year’s Love Letters campaign was a testament to the thoughtfulness of the community members in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region who participated. Valentines were received from all across the region, from organizations like Franklin County Technical School in Turners Falls, Rowe Elementary School, the Arbors Assisted Living in Greenfield, and the Academy at Charlemont.

Love Letters photo

Other participants in this year’s campaign included the Greenfield Recreational After-School Program, Ja’Duke Preschool, the Montague 4H Club, the Carnegie Library, and GVNA Adult Health Services, along with a number of other schools, assisted living organizations, and community groups.

Several LifePath clients expressed their gratitude to those who participated in the campaign for sending well-wishes on Valentine’s Day.

“Thank you for another successful year of spreading compassion throughout our community, and thank you so much for your commitment to the Love Letters campaign,” said Marcus Chiaretto, the community outreach coordinator at LifePath who organized the 2017 campaign. “Your dedication to this project brought joy to so many people this Valentine’s Day!”

View photos of the cards online on LifePath’s Facebook page.