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Help Seniors Celebrate the Holidays by Decorating Holiday Gift Bags


30-60 Minutes


At your home. 


Throughout the year




For some homebound seniors with no family close by, any special day can be very lonely. And being homebound is especially lonely right now -- seniors can’t have visitors because we need to socially distance to keep them safe.

You can help bring a smile to a homebound seniors for any special occasion! Help decorate gift bags! What an easy and beautiful present!


Our mission at St. Vincent Meals on Wheels is to prepare and deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents across Los Angeles, regardless of age, illness, disability, race, religion or ability to pay.

Help homebound seniors celebrate the holidays by decorating lunch bags with happy messages to make their holidays a little brighter. All you need are some white paper bags, some markers or colored pencils, and your kindness!

Decorated bags will be used to make toiletry gift bags for the holidays!


  1. White paper lunch bags
  2. Markers, crayons, colored pencils, stickers (no glitter, please!)



Follow the step-by-step instructions in VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

For questions or to schedule a time to drop off your completed decorated gift bags, contact Christine Caruso at


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
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  1. Decide how many gift bags you plan to make. You may want to consider doing this with a sports team, Scout troop, class, youth group or other friends/family.  The more people, the more gift bags, and the more happy seniors during the Holidays!
  2. Pick up some white lunch bags in a standard size and decorate the outside with happy, colorful Holiday messages.  
  3. Be sure to let us know that you found this activity through PGK, and track your donation hours by downloading PGK's GiveBack App!
  4. If you like, we'd love to see you at work in action!  Share a video clip or photo of you and your family volunteering together! You can send those clips to
  5. Mail your decorated bags to: St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, 2303 Miramar Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057
  6. We will assemble and deliver the bags to the seniors.
  7. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity.



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