Petaluma People Services Center is hosting a Special Delivery project to deliver handmade Valentines to those in our Senior Services Programs. PPSC delivers nutritious meals through our Meals On Wheels Program, and we would love to add YOUR handmade greeting card to the delivery of meals to our Petaluma seniors. Even if you don’t live in Petaluma you can help by lovingly making and penning a sweet message inside the Valentines we will deliver.  Last year we received over 3,000 valentines and were able to deliver valentines to all the Seniors in PEP Housing and those that use the Petaluma Senior Center, in addition to our Meals On Wheels recipients

Here are all the nitty-gritty details:

How do I get involved? Easy! We need your help to supply the cards. PPSC serves over 350 seniors daily, so we need as many as we can get, and last year we expanded our request to help us provide valentines to every senior we can find in Petaluma!

How do you help? You guessed –  it make your own card. Please fill it out with a nice message. Please craft as many Valentines as you would like and send them to us. The deadline for us to receive the cards is Friday, February 10. There are a few other important guidelines for this, so please carefully read the FAQs below.

Then what happens? Special delivery! We will collect all the cards and deliver them, with a meal, in time for Valentine’s Day

Is that all? No, there’s more. Please send a photo of you and your valentines to How else can I help? You can also help by donating to PPSC Meals On Wheels or by volunteering. How do I participate in Special Delivery? Make a handmade Valentine’s Day greeting card (or several). Mail it to: PPSC, 1500 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma, CA 94952, or drop them off at this address.

When do the cards have to arrive at PPSC? The deadline is Friday, February 10, 2017. This is important!

Are there any rules about what the cards should look like?

Yes. Please follow these guidelines, otherwise we can’t use your card(s): • No glitter! This creates food safety issues. • Please make your cards cheerful by using bright colors. You can decorate cards using paint, crayons, markers, collage or anything else you can think of. • Please avoid dark backgrounds and religious symbols. • Please write clearly in large print and avoid using the abbreviation “V-day.” Please say, “Valentine’s Day.” • You should not give out your address or suggest that the recipients write back to you. Initiating an ongoing correspondence is not appropriate. • Please make sure that the cards are appropriate for the intended audience. That is to say, pretend it’s for your sweet sweet grandma, not your snarky, angst-ridden teenage brother.
How many cards should I send? As many as you want!
What’s that deadline again? We need to have all of the cards in our hot little hands by Friday, February 10, 2017


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