It seems like every year Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the same way— with a romantic dinner and the usual chocolates and flowers or binging Netflix at home. This year, why not try something new with a random act of kindness that brings joy to a senior citizen in your community?
Wish of a Lifetime
Random Acts is a non-profit organization that seeks to make the world a better place through a single act of kindness. Their new mission is to “act global” and challenge their cohort to come together and perform a single act of kindness on the same day. In-line with their new mission, Random Acts has paired with the non-profit, Wish of a Lifetime, to create Act Global: Wish of a Lifetime to celebrate the senior citizens in your community by handing out roses on Valentine’s Day. You may not realize it, but currently, over 11.3 million seniors live alone and often experience feelings of isolation. Since 2008, Wish of a Lifetime has granted wishes to seniors to help them achieve their dreams and promote healthy aging. You too can make a difference in the lives of seniors within your community if you join Wish of a Lifetime’s fourth year in handing out roses this Valentine’s Day.
If you want to join this kindness coalition, you can either:
- Officially join a “Cupid Crew” in Houston, Texas; Tampa Bay, Florida; or Denver, Colorado by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Create your own “Cupid Crew” and register independently, no matter what state you live in, then follow these instructions. Make sure to sign-up online before you hand out your rose!
Wish of A Lifetime
Once you sign-up, go to your IMT Office to pick up your rose to deliver to a senior within your neighborhood. If you don’t know where to find senior citizens, check a local senior living community, find a family member or just look around your community. Remember, if you choose to go to a senior living community, call in advance to receive permission to hand out the roses at their facility. This simple gesture of delivering a rose to any senior will not only brighten their day, but it will make you feel like you made a difference in someone’s life, and there’s no better feeling than that!
Wish of A Lifetime
Remember that, “no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” If you celebrate Valentine’s Day with this act of kindness, be sure to tag IMT Residential and use #Liveimt to show us what you’re up to. Also, tag our friends at Random Acts and Wish of a Lifetime and use #cupidcrew to be a part of the larger community volunteering on Valentine’s Day.