Kindergarten and First Grade Students to Present Hundreds of Handmade Valentines to Meals On Wheels Recipients

Rochester, NY—On Wednesday, February 8, 2017 between 12:05 and 12:35 pm at The Harley School (1981 Clover Street), kindergarten and first grade students will gather for a brief assembly in which they will present approximately 800 valentines they created to Meals On Wheels. The valentines will then be distributed to Meals On Wheels recipients in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day.

During the assembly, students will also sing a song titled, A Gift from the Heart, and a Meals On Wheels representative will explain why the valentines are so important to those they serve. Students from The Harley School have been making valentines for Meals On Wheels for more than seven years.

About The Harley School

Founded in 1917, The Harley School is a nationally-recognized, independent school in Rochester, NY, offering an innovative and demanding college preparatory program for approximately 525 day students in Nursery (age 3) through Grade 12. Across the curriculum, faculty guide students through idea-driven exploration and problem solving, cultivating curiosity, confidence, and joy in learning. Taking a balanced approach to academic disciplines, the arts, and athletics, Harley teaches critical thinking, creativity, empathy, and civic responsibility. Harley’s motto, and hope for each student, is “Become What Thou Art.”

About Meals On Wheels, a program of UR Medicine Home Care

Visiting Nurse Service established the local Meals On Wheels program, the third oldest in the United States, in 1958 and has since served millions of meals. The program ensures that over 1,400 individuals throughout the year receive safety checks during the day and delivers approximately 250,000 meals per year. For many seniors and homebound residents who cannot get to a store or stand in a kitchen for long periods of time, Meals On Wheels is essential for their health and well-being. All meals are overseen by a registered dietician and contain one third of a senior’s daily recommended dietary allowances. For more information about donating, call (585) 787-8748. To volunteer, call 585-787-TEAM (8326).