Make Valentines for homebound Meals-on-Wheels seniors at WSU Applebaum

Valentine making stationWSU Applebaum is partnering with Wayne County Senior Services on their Have a heart, Give a heart project, which aims to deliver 5,000 handcrafted Valentines to homebound seniors in Wayne County. Valentines will be delivered with home-delivered meals by Meals on Wheels program volunteers. 

Students, faculty and staff can make Valentines in the Office of Student Affairs, Suite 1600, during normal business hours now through Feb. 14. Valentines in Arabic, Spanish and English are needed.

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, WSU Applebaum is hosting a media day for local TV stations to film our community making Valentines and promote the program. This event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. sharp.

Purpose: Provide Valentine love to isolated segments of our community.

Valentine Size: No larger than a 8.5x11 size paper, valentine and all decorations constructed of paper, no glitter - no food/candy

EXAMPLE: Each member of your class, organization, office or team at your meetings make a card (8x11 paper), cut a paper heart and decorate it - simple or elaborately -as you want (no glitter) and drop off or mail them to the Wayne County Senior Services department office by 2/14 until 2/28. Done! WC volunteers will deliver with meals during the 2/14-2/28 time period.

Mailing address:
Lisa Whitmore Davis, Department Director
Attn: Valentines Project Wayne County Department of Senior Services
3600 Commerce Court, Bldg E
Wayne, Michigan 48184

Close up of sample valentinesCommunity participants:

  • Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • ACCESS – committed to creating 200 Arabic hearts for Halal meal program 
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – Inkster and Detroit chapters 
  • Delta Sigma Theta- Detroit Alumnae chapter 
  • Great Lakes(MI) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated-GREAT girl program 
  • PACE of SE Michigan 
  • SCAN Wayne 
  • Matrix Head Start 
  • Greater Christ Baptist Church

FYI/Background: Wayne County Senior Services delivers meals and hosts congregate meal sites in 34 cities across the County, providing over 3000 meals daily to older adults in the County of Wayne.

For more information about this event, please contact Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Mary K. Clark at 313-577-1716 or

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