2021 was the second year of a Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club project, led by Satellite Club members, to brighten the holidays of folks in North Kitsap who are shut-ins, by themselves, elderly, and who may not otherwise have a greeting from someone that says, “We care. Happy holidays.” This year’s goal was to deliver 1500 handwritten holiday cards.
In total, more than 2500 cards were written with care, and delivered with joy.
Cards were delivered to senior living facilities, retirement centers, a veterans home, and numerous adult care centers. And with the help of a $1k grant from the Poulsbo Home Depot, and $200 worth of store coupons, the Rotary elves were able to deliver poinsettias, wreaths, cards, and mini-trees. In addition, 50 poinsettias, 50 advent calendars, and 50 Hershey’s Kiss bags were delivered to ShareNet Food Bank.
Most Club members contributed to the acquisition and writing of the cards, with significant help from interested members of the community. The project was led by Satellite Club President David Winn.