2021: January-March

Sharing Some Love at Symphony

A group of volunteers helped to share some love to the residents of Symphony of Linden. Over 125 handwritten Valentine cards were also dropped off and will be distributed to the residents on Valentine’s Day.

It was cold outside, but hanging out with my gnomies warmed the heart. A shout out to Cheryl who is an activity assistant at Symphony. She kept us organized and guided us to all the common areas where the clings were to be displayed. Another shout out to Kathy Lindowski for helping to coordinate her staff and our volunteers to make this happen.

Thank you to those who came out to help:

· Jennifer Hunt and daughter

· Pauline McGinnis

· Tracy Smith

· Justin Briggs

· Diane Alexander, member of the American Legion Auxiliary Linden

· Jesus Lozano, Commander of the American Legion Post Linden

· Pat Lozano, member of the American Legion Auxiliary Linden

Color Me With Love Event- February 6 -20

The coloring pages have been dispersed (over 400) to our Linden students. Teachers at the elementary grade levels will have the completed color sheets back to us by February 6. We will then laminate and distribute to our local businesses to display in their windows through February 20.

This is considered a purposed event to promote our Pay It Forward mission statement and to introduce the community to our organization in an effort to gain new members.

Community members can purchase a displayed coloring page for $4. A portion of the monies will go to Project Graduation 2021 and the balance to our General Fund for future needs, projects and event.

Love Grams February 1 – 28

Sign Gypsies Linden is excited to announce their”LOVE gram” fundraiser for February! They will be working with Linden Pay It Forward and their “Love Your Neighbor” campaign.

The entire month of February, you can send some LOVE to a friend, family member, significant other, coworker, neighbor… Let’s see how far our LOVE can go!

$30 includes a 24 hour “LOVE” sign rental and treat bag. For every rental, we will donate $10 to Linden Pay It Forward! Signs will be placed in yard by and are property of: Sign Gypsies Linden.

Select from six different designs.

Jesse’s Caring Cards- March Event

Happening in MARCH- Stay Tuned
This will be our 3rd year sponsoring this event. It has become a favorite with both students and teachers. In 2020, we were able to complete the event just before schools shut-down due to COVID-19.

We have hopes that there will be F2F classrooms for the 2021 event. Regardless, we will be having this event even it is hosted at one of our local churches. Dates are yet to be determined but it generally happens within the first two weeks of March.

There is no cost to the students attending this event. Supplies are donated by local businesses, Linden Pay It Forward and community members.

Love Your Neighbor Tree

This event is completed. Thank you to everyone that helped set up the tree.

The Christmas Memorial Angel tree is being converted in a LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR tree. Our target goal for set-up is January 17, weather permitting. If the tree is covered in snow, we may have to wait a few days.

TRIBE members volunteer to write messages on the back side of the ornaments which are then displayed on the LOVE tree. You can sponsor an ornament for $3. There are 100 love messages displayed on the tree for community members to read while visiting the tree.

Seniors Valentine Cards & Window Clings

125 Valentine cards (12 designs) have been printed to gift to the residents at Symphony Assisted Living in Linden. There are hand-written messages on the back side of each card along with a Red Hersey Kiss attached to each card.

Symphony staff will deliver these to the residents on Valentine’s Day in an effort to remind them they are not forgotten as the COVID Pandemic continues to keep them in lock-down.

There are six different designs and each window packet sheet measures 11.42 X 14.37 inches. You are more than welcome to apply the window clings yourself, but if that is not possible, reach out to Linden Pay It Forward and we will see if a student in need of HONOR POINTS can do it for you.

We have 36 packets available for sponsorship through February 10, 2021. When sponsoring a window at the link below, indicate if the window clings are for seniors or an elementary classroom. If sponsoring a classroom, let us know the school and teacher’s name.