Christmas mail to the elderly - bring a Christmas card to the collection point by 5 Dec

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The “Christmas mail to the elderly” campaign invites to send Christmas cards to older people.

The “Siskot ja Simot” society for creative caring and its partners will arrange a campaign called “Christmas mail to the elderly” on 14.11.- 5.12.2022. The aim of the campaign is to collect Christmas cards for the elderly clients of home care and housing services.

“To a lonely senior citizen, a Christmas card gives the feeling of being remembered. Cards can convey a human touch and bring joy to our fellow humans”, says Eero Väisänen, Executive Director of Siskot ja Simot ry.

How to join the campaign

  • Write a Christmas card (you can either make one yourself or use a ready-made card).
  • Write your Christmas wishes on the card and “To you” on the space reserved for the recipient. Your name and Siskot ja Simot is written as the sender. For example: Merry Christmas!/Hyvää Joulua From Siskot ja Simot and me (your name).
  • Bring the card as it is to your nearest collection box by 5 December. Please do not put the card in a sealed envelope when you are taking your cards directly to the collection box.

In Vantaa you can make Christmas cards in workshops. Check out the dates and times of the workshops on the campaign website (in Finnish).

Collection points in Vantaa

Hakunila, Kivistö, Koivukylä, Lumo, Länsimäki, Martinlaakso, Myyrmäki, Point, Pähkinärinne and Tikkurila libraries and mobile libraries.

Residential activity facilities:

Tikkurila (Lummetie 2 A, 4krs, 01300 Vantaa) Tue-Fri from 9 am to 3 pm.   

Koivukylä (Hakopolku 2, 01360 Vantaa) Mon-Fri from 9 am to 3 pm. 

Myyrinki (Vaskivuorentie 10 B, 3krs, 01600 Vantaa) Mon-Fri from 9 am to 3 pm.   

Hakunila, Skomarsin torppa (Ratsumiehenpolku 1, 01200 Vantaa) Tue and Wed from 9 am to 1 pm.   

Mikkola (Lyyranpolku 2, 01480 Vantaa) Thu and Fri from 9 am to 1 pm.   

Kansalaistoiminnankeskus Leinikki (Leinikkitie 22, 01350 Vantaa) Mon-Fri from 9 am to 3 pm.   

You can follow the campaign in social media with tags  #kosketakortilla #joulupostia

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