MKO Kindness Campaign: 6k Handmade Valentine's Day Cards to Assisted Living

2024 is a year that is focused on building kindness and strengthening our community connections on Moote, Kimmie and Otis on 94.9 the Bull. In order to accomplish this goal, we are going to be launching a number of “Kindness Campaigns” throughout the year. The first of these campaigns was to get as many handmade Valentine’s Day cards as possible to people in assisted living and memory care facilities. Valentine’s Day can be a lonely time for many people and especially for those who are in assisted living. The objective of the handmade cards was to show love to those who need it and help teach kids what it means to be kind to others. For those in memory care, these handmade cards can lead to priceless conversations and memories which can be helpful in therapy and treatment.

We began the campaign on January 14th, and the response was overwhelming from kids, teachers, coaches, churches, and local businesses. Nearly 60 different groups and individuals (listed below) contributed cards from 1/14 to 2/5. Many of the teachers and group leaders talked about the benefit of having a concrete example of what being kind means for kids in school. It is one thing to talk about kindness, it is another to be able to create something tangible to embody kindness to give to someone in need. The total number of cards that were collected was 6,136 which would be sorted and packaged for delivery to 50 assisted living and memory care facilities.

We closed out the Valentine’s Day Kindness Campaign in a very special way by getting the opportunity to deliver the handmade cards to residents of the Village Park Assisted Living in Alpharetta with the students from the Jr. Beta Club at Taylor Road Middle School in Johns Creek. It was an incredible way to close out the campaign for this year by seeing the connections created between the two different generations. One resident that I spoke with said “This is the only Valentine that I got this year and it’ll fit perfectly on my fridge,” while another stated how great it was to see such well-behaved young people doing things for others.

Kindness is one of those concepts that we speak about a lot, but rarely have a concrete connection point for it. Seeing how happy the kids were after getting the opportunity to deliver the Valentine’s Day cards from this campaign is one of those examples. The smiles were infectious and many of them talked about how it felt great to do something for others and show gratitude for older generations. Helping to create these lasting memories and connections is what the Kindness Campaign.

Next year we have a goal for the campaign to get over 10,000 cards to 100 facilities and to engage even more groups of people to join us.


Atlanta Academy

Auburn Elementary School

Avery Elementary

Buford Academy

Clark Creek Elementary

Epstein School

ET Booth Beta Club

Flowery Branch High School

Graves Elementary

Indian Creek Middle School

John’s Creek Elementary School

Kiddie Academy of Cumming

Landmark Christian School

National Art Honor Society at Greater Atlanta Christian School

Ola Elementary School

Ola Middle School

Parker Chase Sprayberry Academy

Pate’s Creek Elementary

Razzle’s Kid Academy

River Green Academy

Riverstone Academy – Morningside

Sarah Smith Elementary School

Sharp Creek Elementary

Taylor Road Middle School

The Kings Academy TKA Beta Club

Ms. Samler’s Class



Girl Scout Troop 17944

Girl Scout Troop 20039

Children’s Ministry

Next Steps Ministries

First Baptist Church Cornelia

Lawrenceville Knights Football

Summit Family YMCA Cheerleading



Top Golf Midtown

Northpoint Roofing Systems

J&M Pool Company Families

Booz Allen Hamilton

Jackson Glass

Gwinnett Assessors Office Government

Piedmont Urgent Care in Loganville



Karen Tiner & her granddaughter Olivia

Tiffany Duck & her daughter

Beth Pruitt & her son

Jessica Eason’s daughter & friends

Kay Miller

Katie McBeth

Paris Pierre

Julia Magers & family

Assisted Living Facilities

Sunrise at Buckhead

Orchard at Brookhaven

Renaissance on Peachtree

Peachtree Hills Place

Aventine at the Madeline

Oaks at Tucker

Sunrise at Decatur

Charter Senior Living of Vinings

Woodland Ridge

The Oaks - Athens

The Oaks at Scenic View Assisted Living

Vitality Living Milton

Legacy Ridge at Brookstone

Marietta Life Center

Magnolia Senior Living - Loganville

Magnolia Senior Living - Sharpsburg

Magnolia Senior Living - Sugar Hill

Oaks at Stockbridge

Oaks at Eagles Landing

Oaks at Conyers

The Reserve at Peachtree City

Brookside Stone Mountain

Gordon County Health and Rehabilitation

Manor Lake Assisted Living

Highlands Senior Living

Manor Lake Canton

The Oaks at Towne Lake

Celebration Village Acworth

Brookdale Carrolton

Laurel Glenn at Carrolton

Manor Lake Gainesville

Gardens of Gainesville

Mansions at Gwinnett Park

Hope Assisted Living & Memory Care

Benton House of Grayson

Benton House of Covington

Greenwood Place

Arbor Terrace at Burnt Hickory

Village Park at Alpharetta

Discovery Village at Sugar loaf

Holbrook at Sugar Hill

The Birches at Villa Rica

Berman Commons Assisted Living and Memory Care

Sunrise at Ivey Ridge

Westhill Crossing

Brookdale Newnan

Gateway Gardens Assisted Living & Memory Care

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