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Create a Card for a Senior

Create a Card for a Senior DOROT’s greeting card project helps bring joy and celebration to some of our frailest and most isolated seniors. Each month, DOROT mails over 200 birthday cards to seniors. Every card is designed and created by you, our volunteers. Often, this card is the only recognition a senior receives on his or her birthday.

DOROT’s Feature Volunteer Card

Tamar Hammer

Read more about Tamar's card

Here’s how you can make a card for a senior:

1. Make Your

Making a card is easy and fun! Whether you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day, or planning an activity for your synagogue youth group, all you need is a bit of paper, a few pens, and a little imagination. Be sure to use colored paper for the outside, but white for the inside to make it easier to read.

  • The card you create should be able to fit into a 6x9 standard envelope. This is the type DOROT uses to mail out the cards to our seniors.
  • Write in large block (print) letters. As people get older, many have a hard time reading small print.
2. Mail Your Card

After you finish your cards, our office volunteers will address and mail them to seniors.

Mail your cards and a Volunteer Return Form to:

Attn: Card Making Project
171 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024
3. Share Your Card

We’ve made it easy to submit and share your cards online. Once you’ve submitted your card, we’ll review and post it on our Web site. You’ll receive an email telling you your card has been posted.

Looking for some inspiration? Take a look at some of the cards other volunteers have submitted.

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