ST. LOUIS — Kids who are home from daycare or finished with their virtual learning can put their crayons and markers to good use by bringing a smile to a veteran’s face.
The Greater St. Louis Honor Flight organization put a call out on Facebook Thursday asking all kids in the St. Louis area to write, doodle and draw to their heart’s content. All letters, cards and pictures will be delivered or shared with local veterans.
“Now, more than ever, we need to spread joy, we need to spread love, we need to spread happiness,” said Melinda Call, who serves as the schools coordinate for the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight.
Children, with the help of their parents, can submit their items one of two ways. A photo of the drawings or letters can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The items also can be mailed to the address below:
Greater St. Louis Honor Flight
c/o Schools coordinator
36 Four Seasons Shopping Center
Chesterfield, MO 63017
All submissions that are mailed in will be delivered to area veterans. All items sent in via email will be compiled into a slideshow that’ll be shown to the veterans living at the Missouri Veterans Home.
Call is hoping the cards, drawings and letters will brighten the days of the veterans while the honor flights are grounded.
More stories to make you smile:
- PHOTO: 92-year-old man colors wife's hair so she feels 'well-groomed'
- Wentzville neighbors surprise 7-year-old with birthday parade after COVID-19 cancels his party
- Show Me Kindness: Family celebrates end of radiation treatment
- Tyler Perry pays for elderly shoppers' groceries at 73 Louisiana, Georgia grocery stores
- St. Louis area fire departments challenged to pay it forward and feed front line workers
- Show Me Kindness: Polio survivor makes masks to pay it forward
- No party? No problem. Fire department celebrates 5-year-old’s birthday
- Watch: Kittens pounce and play at the St. Louis Aquarium