Valentine’s Day is a holiday that can bring joy to many people, but it can also be a reminder of loneliness for those who don’t have someone to share it with. That’s why the Asheville AuPairCare au pair cluster decided to do something unique this Valentine’s Day - they gathered downtown at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge to create handmade love notes for local non-profit ‘Bounty and Soul’ to give out in their free food boxes.
Bounty & Soul is a community-based non-profit that works to provide access to fresh produce and wellness education for all through distributing free, nutritious food in the community. Their mission is to ‘connect people to food, education, and each other.’
Each of the au pairs wrote notes of love and encouragement for the people who receive the free food boxes.
The Asheville au pairs were grateful to be able to both give back to their local community and connect with others in-person. Au pair Dara expressed her gratitude to the event’s organizer, Area Director Susanne, saying, “Thank you to Susanne for organizing this event. It was great to get out and be with others while spreading love to people.”
Host Father Fisher noted that his au pair, Fer, had a “great time.” “She loved feeling creative and imagining bringing joy to a recipient of the food boxes, especially this time of year.”
It’s inspiring to see the au pairs uphold #AuPairCareGivesBack values by coming together to spread a little bit of extra love and cheer in their community on Valentine’s Day in such a meaningful way.
Their compassion and kindness is a reminder that it’s the little things that can make the biggest difference.