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Join Us in Writing Cards to Local Seniors on 11/5

by Jordan and Joelle Hernandez
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The holiday season is almost officially here — with Halloween just about wrapped up. And while Hoboken and most of Hudson County are known for their young residents, it is really our senior citizens that are the backbone of our community. In honor of the Thanksgiving season and in memory of our late friend, Vinny Wassman, we are gathering to show our love and support of our seasoned neighbors with a special greeting card eventKeep reading to learn more about the Hoboken Girl Helps event — our greeting card-writing volunteer get-together on November 5 th at House of ‘Que. 

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About the Event

Join us as we craft greeting cards to brighten the days of Hudson County’s 65 and over age group and get into the holiday spirit. We will gather at Hoboken’s House of ‘Que {340 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken} on Tuesday, November 5th from 7:00-9:00PM {RSVP here and you must bring your own supplies — see below for more info!}.

Food and drink will be available for purchase as well as their weekly trivia night. To participate, we are asking that participants all bring their own supplies {also come with the spirit of “sharing is caring”} — think construction paper, markers, crayons, colored pencils, stickers, etc. Suggested verbiage for the cards will be provided, but creativity is welcome as well. You can make as many cards as you want!

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Why We’re Hosting This Event

Cards will be delivered to senior housing facilities right in our own neighborhoods to brighten the days of the residents. We thank you for your help and support and can’t wait to gather for this worthy cause.

The Details

What: A Seniors’ Greeting Card-Writing Event

When: Tuesday, November 5th from  7:00PM-9:00PM

Where: Hoboken House of Que {340 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken}

Why: Brighten the day of a senior citizen right in our own back yard — and give back locally {especially before the holidays!}

To join us, please register via this link {it’s free but we need a headcount and have a max quota}, and come prepared with your own supplies.

Supplies needed include:

– blank cards {minimum of 12}

– stickers

– pens

– markers

– construction paper

– decorated/pre-sorted cards

–  and of course a “sharing is caring” attitude as we’ll all be sharing said supplies.

Food and drink will be available for purchase at House of ‘Que – we have just reserved the tables for everyone!

FYI: There is a limited # of seats, so please RSVP and if you cannot make it last minute, please email hobokengirlhelps@gmail.com to let us know.

If you are a local stationery maker or vendor, we’d love for you to donate supplies/help out! Please email hobokengirlhelps@gmail.com if you’re interested in donating supplies by Friday, 11/1. We’d need the supplies by Monday, 11/4.

If you know of a senior center or person who would like to receive cards, please email hobokengirlhelps@gmail.com so we can add them to our list of seniors.

Can’t wait to spend the evening making new friends + giving back to our senior community in Hudson County! To RSVP, click here.

Read More: Hoboken Girl Helps: Hudson County Volunteering Opportunities


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