Weiser’s Nu Master Sorority presented a check for $150 to the High School art department recently, to thank students for their efforts in bringing holiday cheer to the residents of Weiser Care of Cascadia. As we all know, the pandemic has had a significant impact on everyone, but especially those in residential care facilities because visitations have been banned.
With the cancellation of Christmas choirs, family and friend visitations, and church group gatherings, members of the Nu Master Sorority wanted to collaborate with art students from the Weiser High School and Weiser Middle School to paint cheerful holiday decorations on the windows for residents to enjoy. Despite the freezing temperatures, a group of students and a couple of sorority members got together to create window designs. Judi Warden was one of the project organizers and some of the helpers in the project were: Austyn Perkins, Marie Shaber, Alexyz Perkins, Shayna Wilson, Lilian Hansen, Rod Walker, Jan Mullens, and Mary Walker.
Partnering the sorority with local art students had the impact they were hoping for: to bring smiles and warmth to the hearts of the residents. Their goal was to show them that even through quarantine, they haven’t been forgotten. Not only did the residents receive special window paintings, but other students in the fourth grade created Christmas cards for all the residents and a group of carolers stopped by to spread Christmas cheer.
Now that the holidays are over, let us not forget about the residents still needing the extra love and attention while we abide by restrictions.