The holiday season can be a joyous occasion for some, but COVID-19 is making it more difficult for others.
If Pierce College had a seasonal card program to give to those in need, it would be a way to spread holiday cheer throughout the community.
The Red Cross Holidays for Heroes program provides holiday cards for members of the military, veterans and their families, and Pierce could partner with them.
The Angel Card Project sends greeting cards to those in need and Pierce students could gather in the Great Hall to volunteer their time to write messages for those who might feel forgotten. The best part of this program is that there’s no limit to how many cards can be sent out and if there’s someone you think needs one of these cards you can submit their name.
Students could also develop a holiday gram program, designing cards to sell for a local charity.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has a program called Operation Santa that pairs letters from children and their families with the public to fulfill their holiday wishes.
If even one Pierce student or employee could provide a moment of cheer for someone then it would be worth it.