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Review for The Holiday Project, Martinez, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have coordinated Holiday Project volunteer visits in Houston with Volunteer Houston, since December 2002. I have been blessed to not only experience actual heartwarming visits with nursing home residents and skilled nursing rehab patients but I have also been blessed as an overseer, watching the residents, patients and volunteers interact with each other. It is truly priceless and very emotional to watch complete strangers interact with such love and compassion for one another. If you want to experience the incredible feeling of giving without any expectation of getting anything in return, plan a holiday visit and you will be surprised! Holiday Project Volunteers always share that they leave feeling they have been blessed more than they have been a blessing! Of course the blessings are huge for everyone, including the nursing home staff, families and friends that actually are present and get to experience a visit. Many people visit on other holidays but have especially made Thanksgiving Day and/or Christmas Day visits a family holiday tradition! Holiday Project Visits are a great way to teach our children to care for the elderly and disabled.

All ages are invited to make a difference in the lives of the elderly and disabled. Go to for details. My dream is for every nursing home in America to have volunteers visit nursing home residents/patients on holidays! Together we CAN make a difference!

Role:  Volunteer