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Virtual Pen Pal Program 2020

All I can say is WOW!

GPPCS started our Virtual Pen Pal Program on Mar 17th, in hopes to support palliative clients for 2 weeks while attempting to flatten the Covid-19 curve. Well, 42 weeks later we are still in isolation & our Volunteer Pen Pal Program is going strong!
Letters are sent Mon-Fri to 31 facilities -1208 residents & 81 community members all over northern AB & BC! We have volunteers from literally all over the planet submitting letters, cards & videos for this amazing program. Our volunteers write letters, send birthday cards, cards/letters for all holidays, jokes, colouring pages, even makeup games to share. As time marched on & Covid-19 persisted volunteers sent videos of themselves singing/playing hymns. Teachers, sports groups, 4H, Brownies started letter-writing programs to join in. Music teachers recorded student’s Christmas recitals & so much more! There has been no limit to the imagination of our amazing Pen Pals!
The impact of this creativity is exponential! For so many, these letters, cards & videos have been the only consistent contact with the outside world & their community for almost a year!

To learn more about this program or other programs that we offer contact volunteer@gpcare.ca.
Thank you to our volunteers for this vital heartfelt program!s & hang them on the tree
Watch the memories grow as we post updates each week!

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