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'I wanted people to feel loved': Indy neighborhood starts Valentine’s Day card exchange

Fletcher Place Neighborhood Valentine's Day Card Exchange
Posted at 2:10 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 18:49:29-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Corny, quirky, or romantic — Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and while some embrace it, others not so much.

Regardless one Indianapolis neighborhood is making sure no one feels alone this holiday.

Dawn Olsen is the President of the Fletcher Place Neighborhood Association. She said after struggling to connect with neighbors during the pandemic, the board talked it over and decided on a Valentine’s Day card exchange.

The idea is quite simple. Head online, fill out this Google form and you will be matched with a Valentine’s Day pen pal.

Olsen encourages Hoosiers to get creative and send store-bought or homemade cards.

“I wanted people to feel loved," Olsen said. "I didn’t want them to be forgotten. Everybody has kind of had a hard year and I think it would just be nice to see someone’s handwriting, something personal in your mailbox."

At least check Saturday, 70 people sign-up, but there is still room for more. Sign-ups continue until Feb. 3 and Olsen said everyone is welcomed. It is also okay if you do not live in the Fletcher Place neighborhood, Olsen added.