During the 2016 holiday giving season, FOX 9 in Minnesota highlighted Gifts for Seniors. Click to see the full story. Special thanks to reporter Amy Hockert and Chris from North End South Como Block Nurse Program for all the hard work and effort that went into putting this amazing profile together. And please consider donating […]
After spotting the donation box at a local Menards, the employees at Thrivent long term care insurance division were given $100 each and one hour to shop for Gifts for Seniors. The shopping spree resulted in bags and bags and bags of donated gifts that put smiles on the faces of isolated seniors this year! […]
In November, we kicked off our busiest giving season with an event for our dedicated volunteers and human services partners. The Amazing Hondo helped us share the magic of Gifts for Seniors in a way that made us all smile! Thanks to our volunteers, our community partners and to the Amazing Hondo for making 2016 […]
Wells Fargo Institutional Trust and Retirement has been a committed partner for many years. Rana Kearin led a committee that promoted Gifts For Seniors within the organization. They strung 200 mittens over a table filled with donuts. On each mitten was written a gift suggestion. Employees were encouraged to take one of each and return […]
Carol Leighow began volunteering three years ago after she retired, but she’d been a supporter for many years — actively seeking out the blue barrels every holiday season to donate gifts. “My heart just breaks for those at the holiday season, especially the elderly, who may be lonely and forgotten,” Carol said. “Hopefully through Gifts […]
Many of the isolated seniors Gifts for Seniors serves are women living in poverty. Some are mothers and grandmothers living far from their families, struggling to make it on their own. Some simply have no families to care for them or check in on them. This Mother’s Day, please consider making a donation to Gifts […]
By Ellen Bartyzal Throughout the holiday season, many people gather together with friends and family to celebrate the festivities and exchange gifts. Though many people enjoy this cheerful time, others are often forgotten and left to face the holidays on their own. Those who are forgotten are often our isolated senior citizens. In an effort […]
This is Phyllis (right) with Gifts for Seniors program coordinator Mary (left). Mary delivered holiday cheer and warm blankets to the seniors living at Ebenezer Park Apartments. The seniors came by for their monthly food distribution and were delighted to receive a gift and the spirit of the season from Gifts for Seniors.
Community Emergency Service representatives visit the Gifts for Seniors operations center to choose gifts that will bring holiday cheer to the isolated seniors they serve. The gifts you put into our blue barrels go directly to the seniors who need them most!
How does the Gifts for Seniors program work? You donate items from the Gifts for Seniors wish list. Our volunteers sort and wrap gifts in our operations center. Service agencies “shop” for gifts to bring joy and end isolation for Minnesota seniors. It’s that simple to put a smile on a lonely senior’s face during […]