Wellington is working with Schaefer Drugs, the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club and local schools to deliver thank you cards to healthcare heroes at Wellington Regional Medical Center and Palms West Hospital.
Throughout the week of April 20, the village will hold a friendly competition between local elementary and middle schools to see who creates the most thank you cards. The schools with the most submissions will be treated to an ice cream social once school returns and social distancing orders have been lifted.
Wellington’s Community Services Department staff will also encourage young residents to participate in this community gratitude project by providing construction paper, crayons and pencils to children at the Wellington Boys & Girls Club.
At the end of the week, the Wellington Village Council will join Schaefer Drugs to deliver the cards to Wellington’s two area hospitals. The goal is to flood both hospitals with gratitude and words of encouragement.
Village residents who wish to join in this gratitude project can mail their thank you cards to Village Hall (12300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414) or drop them off at the designated drop-box outside of the building, now through April 24.