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Helping older adults Have a Healthy and Happy Birthday

Duration

1 - 2 hrs

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How Often Is This Offered?

Monthly

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Description

Help home-bound older adults have a happy birthday by putting together small toiletry kits and creative messages to make their special days a little brighter. All you need are some white paper bags, a few everyday essentials, and your kindness!

What's Needed To Complete

1. White paper lunch bags 2. Markers, crayons or colored pencils 3. Travel size shampoo 4. Small bar of soap 5. Travel size body lotion 6. Toothbrush and travel size toothpaste

Special Requirements

None

How It Makes A Difference

Birthdays are a special time, but they can also be a lonely time for home-bound older adults. You can help bring a smile to a older adult on his or her birthday by taking a moment to write a cheerful birthday message and provide a few daily essentials that can sometimes be hard for older adults living on a fixed income to come by. What an easy, and beautiful, birthday present!

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*

Instructions

For questions or to schedule a time to drop off your completed toiletry kits, contact Christine Calderon-Caruso, Director of Development, at ccaruso@stvincentmow.org. 1. Decide how many toiletry kits 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 toiletry kits, and the more happy older adults on their birthdays!) 2. Pick up some white lunch bags in a standard size and decorate the outside with Happy Birthday messages. 3. Fill each bag with one of each of the following: Travel size shampoo Small bar of soap Travel size body lotion Toothbrush and travel size toothpaste 4. Load your completed kits into a box for easy delivery and contact Christine Calderon-Caruso, Director of Development, at ccaruso@stvincentmow.org to schedule a time to drop off your completed kits. *You can also mail your toiletry donations and your decorated bags UNASSEMBLED to: St. Vincent Meals on Wheels 2303 Miramar Street Los Angeles, CA 90057

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