A group of students in Texas are making care packages for the senior citizens in their community to help them feel less lonely and isolated during the pandemic.Kareena Chawlaand her friends from college and hometown have been putting together the kits and delivering them to nursing homes, assisted living facilities and memory care centers where patients can’t have visitors or go outside.
Their project,COVID Check-In, creates bags filled with coloring books, puzzle books, colored pencils, snacks, and hand-written notes. The students’GoFundMebrings in money for supplies and they’ve delivered hundreds of the care packages in the Dallas area so far.
"I feel like we're helping their mental health, but we're helping our mental health as well,” explainsShreena Bhatt. “I think we just like spreading happiness all around."