Teenagers from Lion’s Heart have chosen to remember Mission Viejo seniors by making greeting cards as well as ceramic place cards with holiday wishes. These handmade gifts will be distributed among seniors through Age Well Senior Services and Meals on Wheels/MV during the holidays.
"We really like making cards for the seniors," said Christian Mercado, the Secretary for the 2016 Boys Red Group. "We get to be creative and have fun with the cards and the words we write. It becomes a challenge of who can come up with the funniest or most creative card amongst the group. It is a great project and a fun way to give back to our community."
Lion's Heart also made 150 cards on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day this year.
Shelli Mire, Assistant Site Manager raved, “We are so blessed to have these outstanding young people remember our seniors!”
The volunteer Lion's Heart .
"The undercurrent of what makes our community wonderful is the amount of volunteers that are out there," Ury said. "They have volunteered more than 100,000 hours in Mission Viejo since 2004."
Lion's Heart is a community service organization in Orange County for boys and girls in grades 6-12. They are dedicated to serving the community in meaningful and fun ways. Each group elects their own officers that lead meetings and decide how to serve the community. They are required to complete at least 30 hours of community service each year.
This is not the first time they have sprinkled their love on our seniors. In the past, the organization has made cookies and cards for Halloween, Valentines Day and Mothers Day for Age Well Senior Services and Meals on Wheels.
Just this summer more than 20 members participated in "Songs and Shades of Summer." On Wednesdays in July and August members of Lion’s Heart shared their love of music by performing for seniors at lunchtime at the Norman P. Murray Center. Some of the instruments played were viola, violin, piano and guitar.
To support our local Age Well Senior Services and Meals on Wheels Programs. and can give them the quality of life they deserve, you can call 949/ 470-3062.