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Kindness Cards


You’re invited to spread the love!

Decorate a card and write an uplifting message for our community’s seniors — many of whom have been isolated and missing daily social connectedness that is so important for positive health and wellbeing.

Kindness cards are a great way to show you care, to connect with a senior and let them know they have not been forgotten! Local seniors’ organizations will safely deliver cards throughout the community. Cards will be accompanied by other needed items and information on social services.

This is a partnership project between the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, North Vancouver City Library and North Vancouver District Public Library. For additional information, please email kindnesscards@cnv.org.

Get creative

Download a Kindness Card template or create your own using stickers, colourful images and more!

Looking for ideas on what to create or write? Think about what you might like to receive if you were feeling lonely and missing friends and family. What would make you feel cared for or uplift you at this time?

Sample messages

  • "Sending you lots of smiles and laughter!"
  • "Hang in there — your community is with you!"
  • "Hope your day is as wonderful as you!"
  • "Wishing you the best — you deserve it!"

Sending a card

Completed cards can be dropped off at North Vancouver City Library and North Vancouver District Public Library branches. Digital cards can be emailed to kindnesscards@cnv.org

North Vancouver City Library's location and hours

North Vancouver District Public Library's branch locations and hours

Guidelines

Avoid any controversial topics, religious quotes or ideas, inappropriate language and business promotions. Please do not share personal or your contact information. First names are fine, but not required. No envelopes or postage is needed.

FAQs

How can I sign up to receive a Kindness Card?
Seniors who will receive cards are already connected to a social service organization on the North Shore. If you need assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Connect North Shore website.

How many cards can I create?
As many as you’d like! Cards will be delivered every week and we’d like to connect as many seniors with a card as possible. There is no size restriction and you do not need to provide an envelope if you are making your own card.

Can I pick who will receive my card?
No — cards will be randomly distributed. Please refrain from addressing specific people in your cards.

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