Easter Cards Make Big Impact!

Students From Beaudesert State School Made Impact On Meals On Wheels For Easter

Scott Buchholz MP with Anne-Louise Underwood, Linda Ardrey, and BSS students Chloe Rogers, Liam Pysarenko, Mia Jamison, and Savannah Gotke

Students from Beaudesert State School made a big impact on Meals on Wheels clients over the Easter break.
In a local initiative, seniors in-home care provider Home Instead approached the school with a request to have students colour in their own special Easter postcard, and if they felt like it, to also write an Easter message on the back.

The resulting cards, which were distributed to Beaudesert and District Meals on Wheels clients prior to Easter, are a feast of colour with joyful messages hopes for chocolate from the Easter bunny!
Home Instead’s Community Networker Anne-Louise Underwood said of the initiative: “I was first involved with this project last Christmas when I worked with just one Meals on Wheels branch and one school in Logan.
Around 150 cards were distributed, and it was such an enormous success for everyone involved that we decided to do it again for Easter with more schools and more Meals on Wheels branches.
She went on to say: “It’s wonderful to see these kids involved in such an important and caring program – of the 80 Clients in Beaudesert who will receive a card, many have no family and very little contact beyond the MoW volunteers who visit each week.
These colourful cards with their heartfelt messages will be a single bright light in what for many, can be a sad time indeed.
It’s such a simple exercise, but it will have a profound effect on the recipients, and I feel privileged to be responsible for bringing such joy to the Beaudesert community.”
Home Instead’s Easter initiative was rolled out through Meals on Wheels branches across Queensland.
Anne-Louise Underwood – 0492 866 509