Operation Fan Mail delivers donated art to seniors in the Sault

More than 600 works of art created by local children were delivered to seniors in care homes on Friday morning

The Deluney family is spreading some Christmas cheer and goodwill by delivering more than 600 donated artworks to seniors in care homes in Sault Ste. Mary.

On Friday morning, Cherie Deluney drove her three kids — Hunter, Hayden, and Harmony — to Pathways Retirement Residence, Ontario Finnish Resthome Association, Extendicare Van Daele Manor, and FJ Davey Home to deliver the art.

The local artwork was collected through Operation Fan Mail, a social media group dedicated to distributing donated letters and artwork to local nursing homes.

Deluney says a number of local mothers donated their children’s art, while elementary school students from Ben R. McMullin Public School and Pinewood Public School created artwork specifically for the project.

“Instead of it ending up in the trash, we recycle it and give it to the residents of the nursing home, because many of them don’t have relatives to visit — and that little piece of art puts a smile on all of their faces.” day long,” Deluney said, speaking with SooToday outside FJ Davey Home Friday. “That’s what we do it for.”

Deluney’s three children also participated and created several pieces of art for seniors in the Sault.

“It teaches my kids a valuable lesson to be kind and helpful,” Deluney said.

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