Cards For Caring Initiative sees over 700 cards for isolated aging community in North Central Mass.

  • Congressman Jim McGovern signs some of the 700 cards for caring sent out this year in a new initiative of the Montachusett Home Care Corporation. Contributed photo

Staff Report
Published: 1/3/2021 3:44:02 PM
Modified: 1/3/2021 3:43:58 PM

LEOMINSTER — Montachusett Home Care Corporation (MHCC) announced that the inaugural launch of the Cards for Caring saw over 700 holiday cards donated to older adults living in isolation during the holiday season.

This successful campaign was done in collaboration with Congresswoman Lori Trahan and Congressman Jim McGovern.

“Through our partnership with Montachusett Home Care and Congressman McGovern, we were able to collect more than 700 cards for older adults in our community experiencing isolation because of the pandemic. It’s my hope that these kind words will bring comfort to those who are unable to spend the holidays with their loved ones,” Congresswoman Trahan said. “These cards will mean more to those who receive them than we can possibly imagine.”

“I’m so grateful to everyone who participated in Cards for Caring. Because of our partnership, so many older adults in our community are going to feel remembered, appreciated, and valued during this challenging and isolating time,” Congressman McGovern said. “I’m especially thankful to Montachusett Home Care and Congresswoman Trahan for pulling this initiative together. Each one of these cards is going to make someone’s day, and I’m glad we were able to spread some hope and light during this difficult holiday season.”

The initiative spanned the 21 communities in North Central Massachusetts and saw a great outpouring of support from major establishments such as UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital and Rollstone Bank & Trust, both contributing large quantities of handwritten holiday cards.

The project was established after MHCC saw firsthand how the holiday season was going to affect their consumers living in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the success of this campaign, Montachusett Home Care plans on bringing it back in 2021 with an even bigger goal of the number of cards raised.

Business or community members interested in learning more about MHCC’s Cards for Caring campaign may visit www.montachusetthomecare.org/cardsforcaring.


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