Silver Angels received such positive comments about the Christmas Card Parties that we had at 6 local assisted living facilities last year that we’re doing it again!
Our Angels put together gift bags with stuffed animals, hand cream, dental products, candy and a Christmas Card for each resident. We supplied the cards and stamps and helped those who are unable to fill out their card. So many residents don’t have a way to communicate with lost loved ones so we were glad to help them reconnect. Many of the resident’s friends did not know they had moved! Our joy was made complete with the joy this brought these residents.
I want to thank all the “Angels” who participated in this fun event! So many gave of their time and talents to make this a joyous time for all: Wendy Werner, Peggy Lemm, Karen Miller Gardy, Jeanne MacConnell, Kathy Hostetter, Dave Sheldon (aka Santa), Maria Ryder, Jean Cisneros, Teresa Richardson and Debbie Feddig all shared their love for these wonderful folks who may not have friends or family nearby. We had fun distributing the birthday presents, Christmas presents, hand knit items, cookies, candy and stuffed animals while the Coeur d’Ladies sang heavenly Christmas songs.
Jan D’Arc was gracious enough to make over 100 cookies for this event and our Christmas Card Parties we had last weekend where we visited 4 assisted living facilities to help the residents write cards. Gifts were handed out at both functions. Candlelight Christian Fellowship made several donations and the knitting group supplied over 50 hand knit lap blankets, hats and scarves. The LaCrosse residents enjoyed picking out their favorite colors as many donned their hats and scarves. St. Thomas’ 3rd graders made the cutest Christmas cards thanks to Maria. Many cards are proudly displayed in resident’s rooms. Affinity Independent Living also gave many gifts. Thanks to Barbara Richardson for spearheading this effort and her group who generously donated to our cause. Thrivent Financial again has supported us through their generous Action Team donation. Thanks to you all for your generous support and more importantly your love for seniors.
Special thanks to Candlelight Christian Fellowship, Thrivent Financial and Affinity Independent Living.
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