FBLA members make and deliver Valentine’s Day cards to senior citizens


Ryan Eng

On Feb. 6 members of the Future Business Leaders of America club met to make Valentine’s Day cards for the elderly. The cards were made with colored construction paper, stickers, and decorative tape. Altogether, the club members made over 100 cards and hand delivered them to the residents of Ashbrook Care & Rehabilitation Center.
“It was very fun,” junior Cheryl Schneider said. “It was great to know I would be brightening somebody’s day as well.”
When Valentine’s Day finally came, FBLA members traveled to Ashbrook after school. Students were a part of a Valentine’s Day celebration at the center and were able to meet many of the residents. The celebration even included an Elvis impersonator singing some classic love songs.
“It was a great experience,” sophomore Zach Jachera said. “Many of the seniors were very fun to be around, they had some great stories to tell, and many were touched by what we were doing. In the future, I’d like to go back because of the great experience I had and how much the seniors enjoyed it.”
As Jachera said, many of the residents were very receptive and thankful for the visit. They thought it was nice of the students to take time out of their day to help others, and the residents encouraged the students to volunteer more at the center.
From this volunteer experience, students were able to learn just how important it is to give back to the community. Hopefully, they will continue to be involved in their communities and play a hand in making the world a better place.