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Help Seniors Celebrate the Holidays by Decorating Holiday Gift Bags

DURATION

30-60 Minutes

WHERE

At your home. 

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

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!

DESCRIPTION

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!


ITEMS NEEDED

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Please have a parent or an adult check out the amazon wish list  to donate travel pack shampoo, lotion, crossword puzzle games and toothpaste to go in the holiday bags. 

 


NEXT STEPS

Follow the instructions in the step-by-step guide to get started. For questions or to schedule a time to drop off your completed decorated gift bags, contact Christine Caruso at ccaruso@stvincentmow.org 


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
  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. 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 ccaruso@stvincentmow.org
  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.

Sign up for this activity, add it to your logbook, and more in the Give Back app!