NFHLS holds a Valentines project to benefit local nursing home residents


Alexandra Coveney

Augustine’s PRIDE Time donates valentines for nursing home residents.

The pandemic has affected us all in unusual way.
This especially stands true to all nursing home residents, because of the shutdown of visitation.
The Hays High National Foreign Language Honor society [NFLHS] put together a Valentine’s project to put a smile on nursing home residents.
All PRIDE time classes have a Valentines box and blank Valentines for students to fill out and include optional donations.
“This is our first project that FLHS has done this year,” HFLHS vice president Sydney Walker said. “Other projects we hope to do in the future are helping at the Humane Society and we’re also thinking about selling roses for Mother’s Day.”
The money donations will be collected by NFLHS to then purchase small items such as game prizes or health and beauty aid products for local Hays nursing home residents.
“FLHS decided to have a valentine’s project to benefit local nursing home residents because we wanted to do something nice for the elderly,” Walker said. “Nursing home residents deserve nice gifts and valentines too!”
Donations and Valentines boxes will be collected Feb. 8th-12th.
“So far, I think the project has gone well and I personally think this is an amazing project idea,” Walker said. “The residents of nursing homes will know they’re appreciated and the whole school gets to help with the project.”
NFLHS member Liahna Hyatt echoes Walker’s response.
“I think the project has gone rather well,” Hyatt said. “Making the boxes was a lot of fun, I love crafts like that.”
Hyatt specified that they were excepting monetary donations rather than food donations.
“I hope everyone is in the giving spirit this week because I know the money we’ll hopefully raise will help a lot of people,” Hyatt said.
NFLHS activities coordinator Audrey Rhymer is excited to be donating to nursing homes.
“I think that we could have advertised this project better, but I am excited to be donating to nursing homes and helping in some way,” Rhymer said. “Go donate, everything helps!”