A new campaign called "Hero Mail Call" hopes to send thousands of letters and drawings to healthcare heroes and isolated senior citizens across the country to extend love, care and appreciation during this difficult time.
The effort, sponsored by Kapco, Inc. in Grafton, asks people of all ages to write a letter, draw a picture or create a video to show healthcare workers and seniors in living facilities that they are not alone.
To participate do one of the following:
- Send snail mail to: Kapco’s Hero Mail Call, PO Box 1170, Grafton, WI 53024
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Join the Hero Mail Call Facebook Group here
As soon as a large volume of notes, letters and videos are received they will be distributed – observing best-practice safety guidelines – to hundreds of locations and thousands of individuals.
"During this challenging time, millions of healthcare heroes are putting their own safety at risk for the sake of our families," said Jim Kacmarcik, President of Kapco, Inc. "We also realize that senior citizens without any visitors are experiencing loneliness. Encouraging people to create letters and art expressing hope and appreciation can make a real difference for all involved."
Contact email@example.com with questions or to recommend suggestions for facilities and groups.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.