Veterans get valentines from seniors, students
Multigenerational Cupids are completed works of art, filled gift bags and recorded a singalong at Smith Village and St. Cajetan School. Their goal is to brighten the lives of 33 veterans who benefit from mental health programs at the Road Home Program at Rush University Medical Center.
Chicago Ald. Matt O’Shea, Smith Village residents and St. Cajetan School students team up to spread love with fifth annual Valentines for Vets event earlier this month.
The Valentines for Vets team completed individual paintings for 33 veterans by uniting handprints of a Smith Village resident and a St. Cajetan student to form a heart surrounded with a message of encouragement while filling decorated gift bags and creating greeting cards containing personal messages for each veteran.
In addition, Smith Village residents recoded songs such as “This Land is Your Land” and “You Are My Sunshine” to play for the Road Home Program.