Holidays are the times for connecting … with family…friends…the community at large. Many people are cut off from this connection due to health problems, advanced age, or other circumstances. The Holiday Project provides volunteers with opportunities to let these persons know that they haven’t been forgotten and to brighten their lives by brightening their day! This is done through organized visits to nursing facilities and hospitals in celebration of selected holidays throughout the year:
Visit dates scheduled for 2014 are as follows:
Valentine’s Day Saturday- 2/15/14 (9:30 a.m.)
Easter Saturday – 4/19/14 (9:30 a.m.)
Mother’s Day Saturday – 5/10/14 (9:30 a.m.)
Father’s Day Saturday – 6/14/14 (9:30 a.m.)
Grandparents Day Saturday – 9/6/14 (9:30 a.m.)
Veterans Day – 11/11/14 (9:30 a.m.)(tentative)
Thanksgiving Day – 11/27/14 (9:30 a.m.)
Christmas Day – 12/25/14 (9:30 a.m. / 12 Noon)
Volunteers gather at their choice of the three meeting sites listed below and are organized into teams visit assigned locations. (Each volunteer is responsible for his/her own transportation.) Each volunteers will be given a map to their assigned visit site and greeting cards to share with the persons they visit. Time spent at the assigned sites varies from visit to visit, but typically a visit lasts from 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours.
Volunteers meet at any of the following three locations:
CENTRAL — Volunteer Houston Office — 3015 Richmond (77098)
CY-FAIR — Grace Care Center of Cypress — 9602 Huffmeister (77095)
KATY — Grace Care Center of Katy — 23553 West Fernhurst Drive (77494)
If you would like information specific to our next Holiday Project visits (Saturday, Saturday, September 6, 2014, in celebration of Grandparents Day), please click here.
Additional note: If you would like to get involved in making greeting cards for any of our Holiday Project visits, click here to see some simple guidelines for making the cards and information on the locations to which the cards can be mailed or delivered.