By 1812Blockhouse

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the spirit of love and care is spreading across Richland County in a unique way. The local community is rallying to create a wave of warmth and affection for foster children through a special Valentine’s Day card drive. This initiative, spearheaded by Richland County Children Services and supported by the Mansfield Parks Department, is a testament to the county’s commitment to its youngest and often most vulnerable members.

A Community’s Heartfelt Effort

The call to action is simple yet profound: “Spread Inspirational Messages of Hope to Richland County Foster Children this Valentine’s Day.” Residents are encouraged to send either handmade or store-bought cards to children in foster care, covering age groups ranging from infants to teenagers. This gesture of kindness aims to provide a sense of belonging and love to these children, who may often feel overlooked, especially during festive occasions.

How to Participate and Make a Difference

Participation in this heartwarming initiative is straightforward. The community members can drop off or mail their unsealed Valentine’s cards to two central locations: the Richland County Children Services office and the Mansfield Parks Department. These cards will be accepted until February 5, giving ample time for residents to craft and send their messages of hope and love.

Address Details:
  1. Richland County Children Services, C/O Valentine’s Day, 731 Scholl Rd, Mansfield, OH 44907
  2. Mansfield Parks Department, C/O Valentine’s Day, 100 Brinkerhoff Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Building on Past Success

The Valentine’s Day card drive isn’t new to Richland County. Last year, the initiative saw overwhelming support, with a total of 4,700 items, including cards, books, candy, and gift bags, being donated. This year, the organizers are hopeful for an even greater response, aiming to reach every foster child in the county with a message of love and support.

Richland County’s Valentine’s Day card initiative for foster children is more than just a seasonal activity; it’s a reflection of the community’s heart and compassion. By participating in this effort, residents can directly impact the lives of these children, offering them a moment of joy and the knowledge that they are cared for and remembered.

Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay

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