Recently, we enjoyed sending out our first ever “Hearts Around the World” Valentine celebration – our hope was to provide a sweet opportunity to send a personal message of love and encouragement directly into the hands of a wheelchair recipient. The outreach was a great success! We have now received a full “container” of Valentines, that’s 550 hearts full of love, tallied up and ready to go.

Classroom and Sunday school groups had great fun with the project! Here are some photos from Shorelife Church of Huntington Beach, California. Organizers incorporated it into their Valentine’s Day Bonanza, with the children decorating cards and signing them for wheelchair recipients.

Emily Barr, Shorelife’s children’s director, said, “We had 28 children and 16 volunteers and the kids just had a blast! We combined the Valentines with cookie decorating, crafts, games and a fun little devotional. They had a fun time decorating the cards with stickers and rhinestones and signing their names. We would definitely do this again!”

Thanks to all of you that participated in the Free Wheelchair Mission “Hearts Around the World” Valentine celebration. Because of your support and encouragement, over 500 future wheelchair recipients will be gifted with the warmth of a personalized note, and reminded that somebody cares!

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