Special Delivery: valentines for sick children and seniors
(KETK) - Tyler Tx — For the past six years, KVNE has made sure that children who are sick in the hospital and seniors in assisted living homes still have a special Valentine's Day.
"We decided to get a group together to make valentines and we'll deliver them to kids in the hospital," said KVNE Morning Host, Mike Harper.
Last year, with the support of East Texas, they were able to give out 22,000 homemade valentine cards.
"If you could see their faces when we walk into their hospital room with a bag full, they're not just going to get one, they're going to get 12 or 20 or more and they just get overwhelmed," Harper said. "It seems like a simple thing, but it's such a message of hope and encouragement to them."
"They're missing that opportunity because for whatever reason they're stuck in the hospital over a holiday which is never fun," said Jarratt Calvert. "So what this is, is an opportunity for us to go, and through the name of Jesus share the love by giving these kids a valentine."
So this Valentine's Day KVNE along with other volunteers will spend the day delivering these cards of hope. A small effort with a huge impact.
"I love it because it blesses everyone from the people who make the cards to the people who receive them," said Jill Smith, Director of Community Connections at KVNE.