Feb 19, 2020
Dmitriy Ivanov

Visiting Local Nursing Homes, Assumption Students Spread Kindness this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, ten Assumption students joined Wish of a Lifetime’s #CupidCrew in delivering roses to residents of Worcester-area nursing homes. Assumption was joined by groups of students from Anna Maria College, Becker College, and the College of the Holy Cross in distributing nearly 500 roses to seniors to show them they are loved and not forgotten.

According to Wish of a Lifetime (WOL), the nationwide movement #CupidCrew “gives many groups of people an opportunity to deliver kindness and joy to the lives of elders all across the country.” #CupidCrew began in Denver in 2014 with 18 volunteers and 1,400 roses, and has since expanded to more than 3,000 volunteers throughout 300 cities across the U.S. This year, the organization hopes to deliver 50,000 roses nationwide. 

“Assumption was proud to participate in the #CupidCrew movement and to spread kindness and love to elders in our community,” said Vinnie Sullivan-Jacques, assistant director of Campus Ministry and director of volunteer organization and communication engagement. “This was an opportunity for our students to participate in an activity that can serve as a catalyst for positive change, a way to provide hope, comfort, and friendship to those living in nursing homes. This was one of many efforts sponsored by Assumption to enable students to meaningfully engage in the community.” 

A cornerstone of the Assumption mission is to form individuals of critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship, and compassionate service. Throughout the year, students perform more than 175,000 hours of community service in the Worcester area in an effort to connect with one another and give back to the community.