There are only 13 weeks separating us from the beauty of fall and the gift-giving season! It’s not too early to begin thinking about the difference you will make in the life on an older adult this Christmas season.
Once again, Clermont Senior Services will facilitate the Adopt-A-Senior, gift giving program, in which, over 600 needy older adults in Clermont County will receive necessary items from the generous donors in our community.
Donors who wish to participate are asked to contact Kathy Angel, Volunteer Coordinator at Clermont Senior Services, by calling, 536-4021. Donors will receive the first name of a gift recipient along with a wish list. The list is comprised of mostly basic, needed items along with a few “fun” gifts that may include books, games or favorite snacks.
Donors return their wrapped gifts to Clermont Senior Services where staff and volunteers then deliver the packages to the recipients beginning in December.
Other opportunities to give during this season include:
- Gift pantry donations – these donations include things like personal care items, cleaning supplies, new bedding, pet food, paper supplies, flashlights and new clothing. These items are distributed by Case Managers on an as-needed basis to Clermont Senior Services customers.
- Gift Bags – Donors have the opportunity to fill gift bags with personal care items for a man or woman. Be sure to mark the bag with the appropriate gender.
- Cash donations – Occasionally, customers are in need of larger items such as mattresses, chairs, etc. These donations are used for that purpose.
- Gift cards – Grocery store gift cards are a quick, easy way to make an impact. Case managers recognize the needs of our customers and will distribute the cards as needed.
Corporate donors and individuals alike, are encouraged to participate in the 2017 Adopt-A-Senior program. Please call Kathy Angel for more information: 536-4021