The Wildwood family, including staff, students and parents, has traditionally risen to the occasion to help people who could benefit from some extra assistance or support. In past years we have supported the local food shelf as well as offering clothing and toy drives. This past week a different opportunity presented itself that will give us another opportunity to help. This time it is for our senior citizens who are housed in long term health care and memory facilities in our area.
I learned that one item that is cherished by many of these residents is a soft, stuffed animal to cuddle up with at night. The problem is that there is a growing need for more animals because of the increasing population of residents in the care facilities.That is where the Wildwood family comes in. We are going to sponsor a project called the Senior Care Cuddle Project. The goal is to collect at least 200 new cuddly animals (nine to fourteen inches in height) by Friday, December 8 for our senior citizens around the area. Our hope is that the cuddly animals will bring some joy and comfort to our elderly friends.
Starting on Monday, November 27 we will be collecting the stuffed animals at Wildwood. Students and families will be able to drop them off at a table located in the hallway near the main office. A volunteer will be collecting the stuffed animals and delivering them to area care facilities. The collection will conclude on Friday, December 8. We are hoping to make a difference in the lives of our senior citizens as well instill a sense of service for our students.
Mark Hamre, Principal