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TCC Students Create Letters And Drawings For Senior Citizens During Pandemic

logo for TCC's week of service
Tallahassee Community College
TCC students are sending mementos to nursing home residents this week. Students can produce their works virtually or at pop-up stations on campus.

Residents of a nursing home in Tallahassee will receive cards and pictures from college students later this week.

Tallahassee Community College has announced a partnership with Miracle Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for a week of service. TCC students are asked to write letters, send a greeting card, or draw a picture for a senior resident at Miracle Hill by this Thursday at 4 p.m.

TCC's Office of Student Life will have pop-up stations at the Student Union during the day for students to decorate their notes.

They hope to brighten the day of seniors who for months have been missing “physical and social interaction from family, friends, and volunteers,” says Charlie Davis, Director of Student Life. “What better way to show those residents that they are thought of and loved during this unprecedented time.”

Davis says Miracle Hill was selected due to its many years of excellent service and support for residents. “We wanted to show our support to the senior citizens of the community and a senior living facility that is located in the poorest zip code in Florida, but has remained a significant facility of the community for over 50 years,” Davis said.

Students who are distant learning, can also participate by submitting their greeting cards or pictures to Student Life. TCC plans to deliver the cards and drawings to Miracle Hill residents this Friday at 3 p.m.