4-H spreads love on Valentine’s Day weekend
For their February club activity, members of the Ontario County 4-H Teen Group wanted to spread some love to those who may be feeling lonely this Valentine’s Day.
Hannah Czadzeck, Isaiah Czadzeck, Simon Czadzeck, Grace Maslyn, Olivia Maslyn, Shelby Miller and Wyatt Wadams decided to organize a card drive and developed materials to promote it to others in the 4-H community. They invited families across the county to make cards for residents of local nursing homes.
Youth ages 5-19 created 305 cards that were distributed to Elm Manor, Thompson Continuing Care, Horizons and Quail Summit.
"It is wonderful to see youth of all ages reach out to spread love and kindness in our community in a time when we so desperately need it,” 4-H educator Sarah Wilhelm said. “Although youth were not able to distribute the cards in person, they are hopeful that these cards will bring warmth and cheer to the recipients.”
Ontario County 4-H is offering in-person and virtual learning opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone interested in enrolling as a member or volunteer can contact Wilhelm at email@example.com or 585-394-3977.