The Shelby County Council on Aging is a group of people from various organizations who focus on services to the elderly. This group has teamed together for a project assisting Shelby County residents called “Holiday Hugs for Seniors”.
This team of people will be collecting food and useful items to help nearly 100 isolated and frail elderly by providing everyday necessities and a few special items. This is a difficult time for us all; however, it is particularly difficult for people on fixed incomes. Many of our Shelby County seniors have to make tough decisions between medicine, food, and utilities.
In addition to groceries, those providing direct support services to our seniors tell us there is also need for cleaning and laundry supplies, toiletries, paper products and postage stamps. Monetary donations are always accepted as the council will go out and purchase items needed.
Our seniors always appreciate the gifts and food items as they are on limited incomes. They really appreciate someone coming to their home to visit when the bag is delivered.
We welcome any business, church, community organization, group or individual to assist us with this very worthwhile project. If your group would like to collect donations, they can then be delivered to one of our locations or we can arrange for donations to be picked up at your location if needed. A flier is attached with more information to assist you in understanding our purpose and a list of needed items for our seniors in Shelby County. If you would like to make a monetary donation please contact one of our council members and we will be able to make good use in buying in bulk items needed for our seniors.
Donations will be accepted until November 19th. The gifts bags will be delivered from November 24th to December 15th.
Your donation will be used to help our seniors living in Shelby County. Thank you for helping!
Shelby County Council on Aging
Brooke Wampler- President 765-525-4371
Karen Smith – Vice President 317-364-2122
Megan Smith- Secretary 317-626-4609
Buffy Powers – Treasurer 765-516-0380
Monetary Donation may be sent to:SCCOA
PO Box 35 Shelbyville, IN 46176
Our group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:00am, Shelby Senior Services Conference Room. Join us!
Holiday Hugs for Seniors
Help isolated and frail elderly in Shelby County
- Monetary donations (Please make checks out to Shelby County Council on Aging) are welcomed and will be used to pay for postage stamps, food items and cleaning supplies.
- Food (especially protein like peanut butter, tuna and canned items)
- Canned vegetables and fruits
- Bath soap, hand lotion, shampoo, deodorant, Depends, denture cleaner, hand sanitizer and other toiletry items
- Household cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish washing liquid
- Towels, washcloths and blankets
- Please ~ no over the counter medications or used or opened items
THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION
Groups are welcome to collect items at their church, school, or social service group. We can arrange for pickup of donations at your location.
Items can be dropped off at the following locations by November 19th 2014:
Shelby Senior Services 1504 S Harrison St., Shelbyville
Waldron Health and Rehab 505 N. Main St., Waldron
Morristown Manor 868 S. Washington St., Morristown
Are you or someone you know a Shelby County Senior who would greatly benefit from receiving a Holiday Hugs Package from the Shelby County Council on Aging.
Limited Availability and Guidelines
For more information contact:
Brooke Wampler 765-525-4371
Karen Smith 317-364-2122
Shelby Senior Services at 317-398-0127
prior to November 14th, 2014.