Vet­er­ans get valen­tines from seniors, students

February 18, 2021 • Source: Daily Southtown

Veterans get valentines from seniors

Multi­gen­er­a­tional Cupids are com­plet­ed works of art, filled gift bags and record­ed a sin­ga­long at Smith Vil­lage and St. Caje­tan School. Their goal is to bright­en the lives of 33 vet­er­ans who ben­e­fit from men­tal health pro­grams at the Road Home Pro­gram at Rush Uni­ver­si­ty Med­ical Center.

Chica­go Ald. Matt O’Shea, Smith Vil­lage res­i­dents and St. Caje­tan School stu­dents team up to spread love with fifth annu­al Valen­tines for Vets event ear­li­er this month.

The Valen­tines for Vets team com­plet­ed indi­vid­ual paint­ings for 33 vet­er­ans by unit­ing hand­prints of a Smith Vil­lage res­i­dent and a St. Caje­tan stu­dent to form a heart sur­round­ed with a mes­sage of encour­age­ment while fill­ing dec­o­rat­ed gift bags and cre­at­ing greet­ing cards con­tain­ing per­son­al mes­sages for each veteran.

In addi­tion, Smith Vil­lage res­i­dents recod­ed songs such as This Land is Your Land” and You Are My Sun­shine” to play for the Road Home Program.

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