Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Junior Optimists Partner With Owen Sound Legion on Postcard Initiative

The Owen Sound and District Junior Optimists have partnered with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6 to honour local seniors and people serving in our military. Members of the public are invited to write a positive message to a member of the Canadian military in gratitude for their service, or to a local resident in long-term care feeling isolated.

Postcards created by Junior Optimists are now available at the Owen Sound Legion for free.

The display at the Owen Sound Legion includes the free postcards and the address for sending mail to members of our military in active duty. To send a postcard to a local senior, simply address the postcard “OS Long Term Care” and leave the completed postcards in the ‘Optimist Mailbox’. The Owen Sound and District Junior Optimists will ensure all postcards are delivered, including providing postage where needed.

This youth service club sent 100 Random Acts of Kindness postcards to mark Optimist Day 2023 in February this year and are hoping to match that goal again.

As we commemorate the immense sacrifices made by our veterans, let us also pay tribute to those currently serving in our military and our local seniors.

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