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Students Making Valentine's Day Cards For Seniors

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By Brandon Redmond

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) While most people are out shopping for flowers or chocolates, a local radio station is giving back.

"We're calling it my golden valentine. And there was a brain storming session in one of our meetings and we felt who would be a great group to serve in the community during Valentine's Day," said Robert Forbes of The Bridge.

The Bridge 88.1 is partnering with local Christian schools for the project. Students at the Hilltop Adventist School and Lighthouse Christian Schools are making Valentine’s Day cards for senior citizens in the community.

"You always think about couples and stuff but we went a step beyond that. And we found that the senior community, they're here they have built everything that we have, they are the stone that we built on and they don't get recognized enough. So we figured let's serve the seniors this year and this the first time we are trying it so we are kind of excited to see how it works out and the kids are loving it," said Robert Forbes.

While the students are busy folding hearts and decorating the cards, project organizers are hoping the kids get a little more out of it.

"Once the kids understand why they are doing it, why they are helping to serve the seniors, then they are going to pass that on as they grow up. It's like a respect thing that they are learning so hopefully it generates some new ideas for them too," said Robert Forbes.

Not only will the seniors get Valentine’s Day cards, but they'll also get a hug from a friendly face.

"We've found that a lot of times these grandparents aren't getting a lot of visits during the year. And this could be a cool way to make them feel good during the year when they may not be seeing their family as much," said Robert Forbes.

Teaching children the value of respect while doing good deeds for others.


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