Though in-person volunteer opportunities are limited this year, families looking for a way to serve the community can still do so—from home. Each week, Project Angel Heart delivers more than 10,000 medically tailored meals to around 1,300 Coloradans who are home-bound due to severe health conditions. The nonprofit is inviting families to decorate their meal delivery bags.
“Most of our clients are extremely ill and, as a result, they’re often isolated,” Amy Daly, director of marketing and communications for Project Angel Heart says. “The drawings on the meal bags are a way to bring a little cheer into their lives. It’s a good reminder to our clients that people care.”
The meal bags can be picked up and dropped off (with no contact) at the Denver and Colorado Springs offices. Project Angel Heart encourages individuals of all ages to decorate the bags with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. It’s a great project for a learning pod, corporate volunteer group, or a family, Daly says, and it’s a simple way to introduce kids to volunteerism and philanthropy.
“Our hope is that the meal bags bring a little joy to someone who may be going through a very difficult time,” she says.