On Saturday, April 17, the Lotus community came together to show their creativity and support survivors in a card-making event. The “drop-in” style event allowed volunteers to write and decorate nearly 150 letters of support for survivors, children, and families at the Lotus campus in Paducah.
Shared Values in Action
Participants enjoyed the peaceful and therapeutic outdoor sanctuary at Lotus as they created their cards. While physically distanced and wearing masks, this event was special because it was the first in-person event Lotus has held on-campus since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year.
Lotus community outreach & engagement specialist, Caroline Glynn Neal, said the event helped invoke shared values while providing an accessible way to get involved in Lotus’ mission to support survivors, strengthen families, and empower communities.
“Through the card-making event, we were able to see our values of resilience, empowerment, diversity, equity, and inclusion take shape through the heartfelt messages and artwork created by those who attended,” said Caroline. “The creative act of making a card has a tremendous impact by showing survivors, children, and families that the community supports them.”
Charity League members Megan and Lindsey shared why they came to support survivors, children, and families.
“Charity League supports other organizations in the area that focus on women and children,” said Lindsey. “I decided to come to this event because I drive by Lotus a lot and have always been curious about learning more about the organization and seeing the facility. We love being able to give back in any way that we can!”
More Ways to Get Involved
Every community member has a chance to do their part in creating opportunities for survivors and families to hope, heal, and grow.