Holiday Cards for Senior Citizens December 2020

December 8, 2020

Greetings, Aiken High School Rotary Interact Club Heroes!

Our club has a special relationship with the residents of the Hitchcock Place assisted living facility here in Aiken.

However, because of COVID 19, we cannot visit our senior friends who live there, so we will be sending them holiday/Christmas cards to try to brighten their lives just a bit.

We need to write about 35 cards. Please stop by room C 157 for one or more cards. (Instructions below.)


P.S. These instructions will help:

  1. Pick up at least one card from room C-157.
  2. Write a nice message in the card(s). Keep is simple. For example:
    December 2020

    Happy Holidays!

    My name is Art Lader and I am a German teacher at Aiken High School.

    May the Christmas season fill your heart with joy and your life with laughter.

    Art Lader

  3. Return completed card(s) to room C-157 on or before December 16, 2020. Note: Please do not seal the cards in an envelope.
  4. Here are some Classic Christmas Card Messages – Source:

Using a classic Christmas card message or saying is a great way to spread the spirit of the holiday season. A classic Christmas card message is perfect for just about everyone on your list. You can use a short saying or pair a few together to craft a more meaningful greeting.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Unwrap yourself a joyful Christmas!
Have a holly, jolly Christmas!
Merry Christmas with lots of love.
The best present one can hope for this year is to spend time together. I can’t wait to celebrate the holidays with you.
Have yourself a Merry little Christmas, Let your heart be light.
Ho Ho Hope you’ve been good this year. Merry Christmas!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Let us celebrate by spreading goodwill and Christmas cheer!
May the spirit of Christmas be with you throughout the New Year.
May the sights and sounds of Christmas work their merry magic in your heart.
May the sweet magic of Christmas conspire to gladden your heart and fill every desire.
May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter.
Thinking warmly of each of you and wishing your family an extra measure of comfort, joy and hope this Christmas.
Here’s to a season filled with warmth, comfort and good cheer!Christmas card wording example with family of two from Shutterfly.
May the magic and thrill of the holiday season stretch on!
Have a great Christmas! Take the time to celebrate your desires, values and affections with your loved ones. Wishing you all the best.
The family wishes you and all those close to you a joyous holiday season and new year filled with happiness and hope for a world at peace.
Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings happiness, may it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.
To those we love and see each day and other loved ones far away, to all good friends who mean so much and those with whom we’re out of touch… Wishing you every happiness this holiday season and throughout the coming year.
Hope you have a remember-forever-and-ever kind of holiday.

Over 100 more ideas at .

Night of 1,000 Lights Appreciation December 2020

 December 4, 2020

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Greetings, Aiken High School Rotary Interact Club Heroes!

Thank you so much to all who volunteered at last night’s Night of 1,000 Lights! It was a beautiful event and your setting up and cleaning up helped make it possible.

By the end of the evening, it was cold out, but we still had a lot of fun and served our community well.

As always, I am proud of you and grateful to be your sponsor!



More pictures here.


Golden Harvest Food Bank Emergency November 2020

Dear Aiken High School Rotary Interact Club Heroes,

We just received an email from the Golden Harvest Food Bank. I have copied it below. If you can help, you should probably contact Ms. Maylay directly.

Thank you,


AIKEN VOLUNTEER NEED: FRIDAY 11/201AM Ann Malay <>Thu 11/19/2020 2:01 PM

Hi Aiken Friends and Community Partners!

Golden Harvest Food Bank has a very last minute volunteer need on Friday 11/20 at our Aiken warehouse. Due to inventory levels, space available for this inventory and delivery requirements these boxes need to be packed asap on Friday 11/20.
Please feel free to forward this message and thank you in advance for your help!

Volunteer Project: Packing and preparing food boxes for seniors
6 volunteers needed on Friday 11/20 for each three-hour shift
Shift #1: 9:00am-12:00pm
Shift #2: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Program Mission:
Golden Harvest Food Bank provides at-risk seniors living on a fixed income with a free 18-20 pound box of groceries each month.
These senior food boxes are carefully prepared and packaged with the help of volunteers only at our Aiken warehouse.

Location: GHFB Aiken warehouse
Address: 81 Capital Drive in Aiken, This is located near the intersection of East Pine Log and Banks Mill Road
Volunteer Supervisors: Grace Renken and Ed Chavis

Volunteer Requirements:
Volunteers should be at least 13 years old, comfortable standing for 3 hours, using box cutters, tape guns and comfortable lifting 10 pounds repeatedly.
Volunteers are required to wear a face mask during their entire shift and sign the attached waiver upon arrival.
Please dress in comfortable, casual clothes that can get dirty/sweaty and comfortable shoes for standing.
CLOSED TOED shoes are required for safety when working in the warehouse. No sandals or flip flops please. 

Copy/Paste this link into your web browser to see photos/videos of volunteers packing food boxes:

YouTube Video GHFB Feeding Seniors:

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULINGDue to this last minute need, volunteers can email directly to sign up for this project with the subject line “Aiken volunteer for Friday 11/20.”

Registered GHFB volunteers can self-schedule online by logging in here:

New volunteers (groups and individuals) can register for access to our volunteer calendar here:

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