Join Cupid Crew
This Valentine’s Day, Wish of a Lifetime from AARP is teaming up with schools and volunteers of all ages for the 10th annual Cupid Crew, a nationwide effort to connect with older adults at risk for isolation—and send them love. And this year, we’re excited to announce that volunteers will be delivering over 90,000 roses in-person for the first time since 2020!
Since the pandemic’s start, many older Americans have become more isolated, missing out on chances to connect with their communities and passions in life. Through Cupid Crew, you can help them feel more connected and loved.
Join us in sending love!
It’s super easy to share a moment of love with an older adult in your community. Fill out the form to download your Cupid Crew Valentine’s Day card, personalize it and drop it in the mail. Make as many cards as you like — and consider dropping a bunch off at an older adult community near you!
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I deliver cards safely to older adult communities?
If you are dropping cards off at a residence or older adult living community, follow any posted safety guidelines related to cold and flu season. You may want to consider wearing a mask even if it’s not required. Whether you decide to deliver them to a local older adult community or a friend’s house, be sure to call in advance and let them know when you are dropping the cards off.
How can I get friends and family involved?
Share the link to our Cupid Crew page with friends and family and invite them to download, decorate and deliver cards. We’d love to have them join Cupid Crew! Spread the word by posting pictures or videos of your card creation on social media. Don’t forget to tag #CupidCrew.
What should I include in my card?
Consider adding an inspirational quote, a poem, or a friendly message to let them know they are not alone and that their community is thinking of them. As long as the card is appropriate and stays away from political references or inappropriate jokes, sayings, or drawings, you can’t go wrong! Be creative and have fun.
How many cards can I decorate?
We invite you to print and decorate as many cards as you can! The more, the merrier.
Where do I deliver cards to?
Once you create your heartfelt cards, it is up to you to decide where you would like to deliver those cards. If you do not have any older adult contacts and want to get involved, click on this link to find a community serving older adults in your region that you could deliver to. If you need further support, contact us at email@example.com.
Whether you decide to deliver them to a local older adult community or a friend’s house, be sure to call in advance and let them know when you are dropping the cards off.
I really enjoyed decorating cards, what other volunteer opportunities does Wish of a Lifetime have?
Join our nationwide network of volunteers to help make life-changing wishes come true! Learn more: https://wishofalifetime.org/get-involved/
How can I get involved with delivering roses?
We’re excited to be bringing back in-person rose deliveries in select locations this year! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn if there is a rose delivery event in your area.