Annually, Family Lifeline organizes volunteers to create friendly baskets of cheer to seniors in our community who are experiencing loneliness and isolation around the holiday season. A meaningful way to brighten the lives of older adults and individuals with disabilities we serve, it also allows community members an opportunity to experience our mission of home visitation in action – bringing health and hope directly into the home. We are currently seeking volunteers to create donated baskets of cheer by December 4.
Suggested items to include:
-Stationery, cards and pens
-Toiletry items: perfume, soaps, hand soaps, lotions, lip gloss, combs, brushes, etc.
-Pill boxes and sewing kits
-Nonperishable drink items like tea, coffee, cocoa, and cider instant packets
-Nonperishable healthy food items like jelly, jam, crackers, honey, nuts, dried fruits, etc.
-Aromatherapy items and flameless candles
-Nightlights and flashlights, with batteries
-Cold weather items: wraps, blankets, gloves, scarves, or hats
-Crossword puzzles, word search, or Sudoku books – large print helpful
-Books and notebooks
-Calendars, card games
-A small gift item or decoration for their home
-A small gift card to local grocery or drug store
-Use a decorative box or wicker basket as a container
-Consider making baskets gender-neutral or be sure to label if it is meant for a man or woman.
-Most baskets have a finished value of $20