Box of Love

Boxes of Love were delivered to nearly 200 homebound seniors in Barton and Pawnee Counties on Valentine’s Day thanks to the hard work and generosity of our community.  The project was spearheaded by United Way of Central Kansas and the collaboration of RSVP of Central Kansas, ElderCare, Inc. and Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice and is in its second year of spreading joy to those in our community who have given much over the years, but who are now homebound.  Thanks to the generosity of community donors and sponsors, these boxes were stuffed to the brim with items such as stationary and books and toiletry items.  To top off each box, local daycare and school children created handmade Valentine’s Day cards to bring a smile to the faces of these seniors in our area.  Local businesses also donated to the project to ensure that every box had a pair of non-slide slipper socks; those businesses included Landmark Bank, Melinda Kurth-Thrivent Financial Services, and Hays Medical Center.  Each box was put together by volunteers from the Barton Community College Volleyball team.