About: Senior centers and/or assisted living homes provide services to seniors who always need a little extra love, especially during these times. They’ve had limited access to their family members and the community, and thus providing a little gift will surely uplift their spirits.
Project Details: Create a homemade card and assemble a “Blessing Bag” with any of the suggested items below.
Suggested Goodie Bags:
- Spring Garden Kits: small pots, soil, seeds, tools, and include a homemade card.
- Game Kits: playing cards, large print puzzle books, pencils, etc., and include a homemade card.
- Treat Bags: chocolate, Nilla wafers, Cracker Jacks, etc., and include a homemade card.
- Toiletry Kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, washcloth, lotion, shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, and include a homemade card.
Homemade Card: If you have children, make sure to involve them in making the cards. Otherwise, get creative and write and personal note or words of encouragement.
Pack into: A dollar store gift bag/basket, gift bag, sturdy reusable grocery bag, wooden crate, etc.
Child Friendly? Yes, get the entire family involved. This will have a huge impact on both the children and the recipients.
How Many Kits? Make any amount that fits within your budget, 1-25+
Drop off days/times: It’s advised that you contact the Outreach Coordinator/Activities Coordinator in advance at a facility near you to arrange delivery. You may ask them how many seniors reside at their facility in case you want to make enough goodie bags for each of them.
*Register for this project so we know you’ve committed to doing it and feel free to share your story via this link.
Available Spots: Open
Date/Time: Flexible Days
Will be provided after registration.