Holiday Cards for Nana: Help a Disabled Senior Feel Connected to the World :) – FL – United States – Together Letters | Together Rising

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My MIL Joyce has had a hard year. We lost my FIL George this spring, after many health issues. They were inseparable: both having been disabled for some time, they took care of each other in every sense. It is an immense loss, and on top of the incredible grief any wife would feel losing her loving spouse George's death has upended many other things about my MIL's daily life. Her two sons live out-of-state, so she's lost not just her closest companion but her source of care, transport, etc. She is resisting leaving her current home, but we worry constantly about how very cut off she is, and her financial situation is *extremely* precarious. I SO want help her feel connected to and loved by the outside world this holiday season, especially since it will be her first Hanukkah without her husband. I think she would treasure cards you might send--solidarity, well-wishes, prayers for her health and well-being. Or, since she has to pinch EVERY penny--a little treat like chocolates would be amazing!
NOTE: Joyce is Jewish, though not practicing. While I'm sure she would cherish any holiday sentiments, I would be eternally grateful if you help me NOT be the Catholic daughter-in-law who accidentally sent her Jewish MIL a bajillion Christmas-specific wishes, LOL! <3


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  • Joyce
    As a fellow person named Joyce, would love to send her a card! :)

    Please email me her mailing address: Joyce.novacek@gmail.com

    Xoxo
  • Naomi, Tracy and Emerson
    Maureen, our family would be happy to send your mother in law some happy Hanukkah wishes. Please share her address and let us know what kind of treats she would enjoy! nzipperman@att.net
  • Beth Benincasa
    I would love to send a holiday card. Please let me know where to send it. Bakingbeth@yahoo.com
  • Chris
    I would love to help! Please send me your address :)
    Mommahanna50@gmail.com
  • Jennifer
    I would love to help you out and send her a card.
  • Mel
    I am a Catholic DIL whose Jewish MIL was one of my best friends. I would love to send Joyce a card and a treat for Hanukkah!
  • Patti Stephens
    Maureen: It would be an honor to send Joyce a Hanukkah greeting and gift. Since she will no doubt be inundated with chocolate..lol...any other gift ideas that might be helpful for her as she pinches pennies? What a beautiful human you are for giving us the opportunity to spread love to Joyce! My email is sparktribe6@gmail.com. Big hugs and much love to you and your family!
  • Wendy P
    I would love to send some cards from my high school students (I trade them candy canes for cards :) - please email me at wendy.otto.pliska@gmail.com!
  • Amanda
    Would love to send Nana some holiday and Hanukkah wishes! And sweets make everything better of course, so please let me know what kind she’d like to get! My email is tokalasa@gmail.com. We will let her know we are thinking of her! Oh wait — I see her address below — so now we just need the scoop on her favorite sweets...
  • Maureen--ORIGINAL POSTER--bringing the address
    The most incredible feeling in the world is finishing all your Together Rising emails, thinking your inbox is cleared, and then BOOM finding that in the time it took you to type them you've gotten even MORE volunteers to shine some light into a total stranger's day. I think I have emailed everyone, but I also wanted to shout out everyone who responded but didn't leave their email address! I read every single one of your messages, and they filled me with happiness and hope. I am re-posting Joyce's address here just in case I missed anyone's email or sent my reply astray somehow.

    Address:
    Joyce Larocque
    93218 1st St.
    Pinellas Park, FL, 33782

    Thank you times infinity--you guys are bringing so much happiness into the world, and I hope your holiday seasons are filled with joy according to the same generous measure with which you have brought it into the lives of others!
  • Dawn Harris
    I would love to send a card to Nana! I have a Nana too and we celebrate Hanukkah and would love to include her
    Please send address to dawndifiore@hotmail.com
    :)
  • Courtenay
    Hi Maureen,

    I would love to send your MIL a holiday card! Please email me her address to courtenay237@aol.com

    Thank you,

    Courtenay
  • Gwen
    I would love to send your MIL a card! Let me know her address, and I'll track down a Hanukkah card in my small, Southern town, even if it means handmaking one! My email address is presson_gwen@yahoo.com
  • Jill
    Hi Maureen,
    Please let me know where to send some Hanukkah cheer to Joyce... And if she has a type of candy that is her favorite, let me know that too. Best wishes to your entire family this holiday season.
    Love and Light, Jill
    eckyssister@aol.com
  • Jill
    Hi Maureen,
    Please let me know where to send some Hanukkah cheer to Joyce... And if she has a type of candy that is her favorite, let me know that too. Best wishes to your entire family this holiday season.
    Love and Light, Jill
  • Linsey
    Count us in! I'd love to send her a Hanukkah card this season & let her know that she is not alone. You're a thoughtful daughter-in-law! :) linsey.watkins@gmail.com
  • Cindy
    Address please.

    Cpik321@aol.com
  • Joan
    I no longer have my Jewish Mama and Nana and it would just make me so happy to send some love to your MIL. Please let me k ow her mailing address. ackjas108@comcast.net
  • Cheyenne
    Maureen,

    I just sent you an email. I would be happy to send a card to your mother-in-law.
  • Whitney
    I would love to send a Hanukkah card to Joyce. Please send her address to Whitneyfindingbalance@gmail.com
  • Crystal
    I would be happy to send your MIL a happy holidays card!!
  • Kate
    I would love to send your MIL a card! Please email me your address! kateskowronek@gmail.com
  • I would be happy to send your MIL a happy holidays card!!
  • Amy
    Hi Maureen. I would love to send your mother in law some Hanukkah love. You can email me her info at amybicknell23@gmail.com
  • Nikki
    I would love to send you a card. Please email me your address.
    Nikki
    Nikkiburns11@yahoo.com
  • Sarah
    I would love to send your MIL a Hanukkah card and note. Please send me her info at swalchuk@yahoo.com
  • Mae
    I would love to send her a Hanukkah card! mcv417@gmail.com
  • Carissa
    Happy to send a card if you email me the address. Carissa.lada@gmail.com.
  • I’d love to send her something.
    Please send me her contact info at emi33228@gmail.com
  • Tammi
    WInter/New Year's wishes on the way! jt1019@comcast.net
  • Stella
    I would love to send her a card.
  • Arlina
    Happy to send your mother in law a card!
  • Lisa
    I'd love to send your MIL a Holiday or Hanukkah card! Please email me her info at Lraeschaefer@yahoo.com
  • Marty
    I would live to send a card! My email is starsappearing@gmail.com.
  • Sarah Chattin
    I've made a note of your MIL's address, and I'll be sending her some non-Christmas holiday cheer! :-D
  • Mandi Middlestetter
    So, I am a “Xennial” with a HUGE appreciation of the dying art of writing a strong card ... Send me her address at mandi.middlestetter@gmail.com + both of our days will be made! What a lovely, lovely idea.
  • Jackie and Nixon Reardon
    We would love to connect with Joyce and send her love and a Hanukkah card ♥️
  • Natalie
    Such a kind request for your mother-in-law. We want to send her some holiday cheer! I see her address below- glad we can be involved <3
  • Heather
    Happy to send a card too! I'll email you now, but also see the address below. Happy holidays!
  • Tammy Rima
    I have a heart for seniors and would love to send some encouragement to your precious MIL!
  • Maureen--ORIGINAL POSTER--bringing the address
    Hooooooly moly! You guys, I thought I was ready for this. I know how Holidays Hands works; I look forward to this every year and I've been in enough Love Flash Mobs to know that Together Rising loves big. I knew you guys would show up for Joyce. But whoa. WHOA. This is a love avalanche! I am laughing and crying and just generally freaking out, and I am NOT EVEN THE PERSON GETTING THESE CARDS. I have resorted to bribing my toddler with raspberries so that I can type responses to you all. I think I have successfully convinced her they are Halloween candy! (So that's two wins today.)

    Individual messages coming to every single one of you whose emails I have; I appreciate your patience. And, more than that, your generosity. In the meantime, here is Joyce's address in case I miss any of you delightful, kind, wonderful, generous souls. I absolutely love you all.

    Address:
    Joyce Larocque
    93218 1st St.
    Pinellas Park, FL, 33782

    Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart! You are magic.
  • Stephanie Beloud
    Please send me a DM @s5fam or email at S2momma@sbcglobal.net and I would love to send her cards!! ❤️
  • KC
    I just sent an email to request for your mailing address. Happy Holidays!
  • Suzanne
    My family does an advent calendar of holiday activities. I would love to have my 3-year-old make a card for your MIL as one of the activities. Please send the address to sq9_21@hotmail.com. :)
  • Suzanne
    My family does an advent calendar of holiday activities. I would love to have my 3-year-old make a card for your MIL as one of the activities. Please send the address to sq9_21@hotmail.com. :)
  • Michelle
    Would love to! Please send address to sedona59@hotmail.com
  • Amanda
    I would love to send Joyce some holiday cheer! Please email me her address guelah26@hotmail.com
  • Amy B.
    We would love to send a card of support!
  • Ann Marie
    One of my best friends is Jewish and I'm calling her right now for some suggestions! Would love to send your MIL some Hanukkah love! Please send me the address... annsheets2005@hotmail.com
  • Mandi Middlestetter
    So, I am a “Xennial” with a HUGE appreciation of the dying art of writing a strong card ... Send me her address at mandi.middlestetter@gmail.com + both of our days will be made! What a lovely, lovely idea.
  • Stacy
    My 5 year old and I would love to send you MILa holiday card. My son's Nana is the most important person in his life. This would be a mitzvah for us to send. Please send the address to stacysanders@gmail.com
  • KC
    We would love to send her a holiday card. Please send your mailing address to kalenadc@gmail.com
  • Liz
    Hi Maureen,

    I'd be happy to send Nana a card. Send her address to me at:
    lizvitale@gmail.com
  • Alicia F. Medina
    I would love to send some love. My email address: aliciaf.medina@icloud.com.
  • Heidi O
    We would love to send her something - please email the address to: heidi_oelrich@yahoo.com!
  • Michelle
    I would love to send your MIL a holiday note, Maureen. You can email me the contact info at cartwright@msn.com.
  • Samantha
    Hello!! I would love to gather holiday cards to send on over! My email address is stbeichler@gmail.com. Please send me the address :)
    Thank you!!
  • Sarah
    Our family would love to send some holiday love! Please send her email to sarahzot@yahoo.com.
  • Noel
    My kids and I would love to send her something! Please email me at Noel.wrend@gmail.com with her details.
  • Kristen M
    We'd love to send a card. Please send the address to kmeere@gmail.com
  • Hi would LOVE to send her something! Please send her information to shan1112@aol.com
  • Gretchen
    We'd love to send her a card! Please send the address to: gmcomey@me.com
  • Alyssa
    We would be honoured to send her something! We are Pagan so I can appreciate how you’re feeling and we’ll definitely send a Jewish related card!
  • Linda
    I would love to add her to my list of holiday card recipients. Please send her address to qtrhrslin@aol.com
  • Alyssa
    We would be honoured to send her something! We are Pagan so I can appreciate how you’re feeling and we’ll definitely send a Jewish related card!
  • Keri Foster
    I'd love to send a holiday card to her!
    keri_foster@yahoo.com
  • Katie
    I would love to send a card. My email is kayoung93@gmail.com
  • Katie
    I would love to send a card. My email is kayoung93@gmail.com
  • Ashlee Behunin
    We would love to do this! Please send us her address! TAplus2@gmail.com
  • Ashlee Behunin
    We would love to do this! Please send us her address! TAplus2@gmail.com
  • Jess Taylor
    We would love to send a card!
  • Would love to add her to our Holiday mailing card list!

    Please send her info to hpfrehm@gmail.com :)

    With love, Pfrehm Family
  • Courtney Andrews
    I would love to help! Please email me the address thank you! cmandrews13@gmail.com
  • Brandy
    Brandyleighwilson@gmail.com
  • Liz
    I would LOVE to send her some Hanukkah joy (I MEANT HANUKKAH! Promise I'll get it right when I send :) . Please send her information to Lizhub@gmail.com
  • Brandy
    I will have my girl scout troop send cards!
  • Liz
    I would LOVE to send her some Christmas joy. Please send her information to Lizhub@gmail.com
  • Karin
    We'd love to send a card and a treat to your MIL! Please send her address to lutonkarin22@gmail.com
  • Johanna S.
    I would love to have my kids write her a card!
  • Hillary Bishop
    I’d love to send your MIL some mail!! Oops. Please send her address to hillaryab@gmail.com
  • Hillary Bishop
    I’d love to send your MIL some mail!!
  • Stacy
    We'd live to help. Please email me @ mommadavis1020@gmail.com.
  • Sandra Stewart
    We would love to send her a card! Please send her information to sandra.stewart@floridamoves.com
  • Stacia
    My girls would live to draw some pictures for her.
  • Michelle Macaskill
    I would love to send your mother in law a card. My email address is mmacaskill@gmail.com
  • Meg
    Hi! I'd love to send your MIL a card! Just let me know where to send it! My email is mkosta.2@gmail.com
  • Kristin M
    HI Maureen! Can you email me at klmagnant@gmail.com?
    thanks!!
  • Skye Thietten
    Hi, I would love to send a Season’s Greetings card & a small treat! Pleas email me at Skye.Thietten@gmail.com with a mailing address. You are a wonderful daughter in law. This brought huge tears to my eyes.
  • Skye Thietten
    Hi, I would love to send a Season’s Greetings card & a small treat! Pleas email me at Skye.Thietten@gmail.com with a mailing address. You are a wonderful daughter in law. This brought huge tears to my eyes.
  • Skye Thietten
    Hi, I would love to send a Season’s Greetings card & a small treat! Pleas email me at Skye.Thietten@gmail.com with a mailing address. You are a wonderful daughter in law. This brought huge tears to my eyes.
  • Kristin
    Hi Maureen! I'm Jew-ish (catholic mom, jewish dad) and I work with seniors--so I'd LOVE to help your MIL! I'll send you a message!!
  • Tracy L.
    Maureen - I would love to send your MIL a Hanukkah card and some chocolates! I'll contact you offline. <3 Tracy