Christmas is one of the best times of the year. Not only because Santa Claus is busy traveling around the world delivering gifts, but because it is also an opportunity to give to the needy and less fortunate. Christmas is a time to reflect on all our good fortunes as well as share a bit of what we have to those who are facing harder times. Lake Anne Fellowship House has been instrumental in providing opportunities for seniors to thrive.
As the holiday season arrives, expectations in our “young at heart seniors” are rising. For most of the seniors at Lake Anne Fellowship House, Christmas has never meant much, since they have not had a family to celebrate with or a gift to look forward to.
We are collecting Christmas donations such as clothes, food, gift cards, etc. Any help that you can provide will give us a chance to make the seniors at Lake Anne Fellowship House happy and help them find the true spirit of Christmas.
Help spread some holiday cheer by participating in one of our outreach drives.
Accepting hats, scarves, sweaters, mittens and thermals.
THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS BASKETS
Looking for organizations and individuals to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets with trimmings. Trimmings include a small turkey or chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, dinner rolls, etc. General food baskets with canned goods and boxed meals are gladly accepted.
In need of gift cards to Target, Giant, Safeway, or Shoppers to help residents purchase groceries for their holiday dinner. Cards should be valued at $20.
Welcoming groups that sing Christmas carols and provide entertainment.
House Wish Lists
Welcome to Fellowship House Box
Each of our Fellowship Houses would like to welcome our new residents with a “Welcome to Fellowship House Box”. A brightly wrapped shoe box size plastic box with everyday items that you need right away when you move is not only practical but helps to let our residents know that they have moved to a caring safe environment.
For a list of items please click here: Welcome Box List
You can also find a suggested list on Amazon at Amazon Wish New Resident Welcome Box
Emergency Preparedness Kit
During a major storm or natural disaster our residents are asked to shelter in place by disaster relief officials. In order to make their apartments safer we are collecting items (and completed kits) to distribute during an emergency.
For a list of items please click here:Emergency Preparedness Kit
You can also find a suggested list on Amazon at AMAZON wish list emergency preparedness kits