MARIETTA, GA — A nine-year-old Marietta babe wants to advance some affection during the coronavirus pandemic. Jaida Burke has been thanking bounded frontline workers for their account with her calm “Kindness Cards.” She’s the architect and architect of bounded nonprofit KIDS CARE, which she launched January 2019.
Through Affection In Doing Account (KIDS) and Connecting And Respecting Everyone (CARE), she has delivered 137 cards as of Tuesday. They were calm and taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Cobb Fire & EMS, Cobb Police & Cobb 911 Dispatch.
Jaida’s mother Amie Burke said her babe wants to acknowledge added people, but can’t do it alone.
“We are allurement the bounded association to accomplish Affection Cards at home,” she told Patch in an email.
They get to accept area they appetite it to go. Bodies can artlessly drive by and bead them off at one of their bead off locations after accepting out of the car or interacting with anyone, she explained.
The cards will be sorted and cautiously delivered.
Jaida wants to ability added aboriginal responders, said her mother.
“This is an accident that families, scouts, churches, adolescence groups, etc. can participate while in quarantine,” she said. “We accept been alive adamantine on overextension the chat and [would like to] ability added bodies so that added Affection Cards of advance and acknowledgment can be accustomed to those confined our association during this arduous time.”
Jaida hopes to aggregate at atomic 500 cards to distribute, says her mother, but is blessed with whatever she receives. As of now, they’ll be accepting them through April on baddest dates.
Here are the drive by and bead of dates:Saturday, April 18 from 4 – 5 p.m.Wednesday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.Saturday, April 25th 11:00 am – 12:00 p.m.Wednesday, April 29th 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Laurel Park Tennis Center in the parking lot at 151 Manning Road SW, Marietta.
As they able to accomplish their aboriginal delivery, Amie said that Jaida had a “realization.”
“She told me that it was not aloof the cardinal of cards that would accomplish a aberration to someone, but it was bifold that. Because those who get the cards were activity to feel acceptable and those who fabricated the cards were activity to feel good.”
In December, Jaida organized KIDS CARE’S aboriginal anniversary agenda drive for aggressive troops, accession about 800 handmade cards.
Amie told Patch aftermost year that Jaida has alway been absorbed in account projects.
“She’s hands-on with every aspect of the nonprofit,”she said, abacus that the account are consistently her own.