Outside of City Hall in downtown Franklin, you’ll find a yellow box resembling a birdhouse with the words “Cards of Care” written on it. Inside the box are cards of encouragement and hope. You can pull a card with a message of encouragement. Or, you can take a card from the drawer and write your own encouraging message to someone else.

Cards of Care is a community service project and is the product of four graduates of Williamson County’s first Leadership Young Professionals. The team, which consists of Brooke Wanser, Carmen Stanek, Chase Harper, and David Kelly, developed Cards of Care of “as a way to reach out to the most vulnerable members of our community on their worst days and give them a reminder that they are loved, valued, and important,” states the Cards of Care Facebook Page.

As May is Mental Health Awareness Day, it was the perfect time to unveil Cards of Care. A ribbon cutting was held May 1.

“We hope you will share with your friends and neighbors, and that the presence of the Cards of Care box will add some cheer to our community,” the group posted on Facebook.

To visit the Cards of Care box, head over the City Hall located at 103 3rd Avenue South, Franklin. For the latest updates, follow Cards of Care on Facebook.

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