Christmas In July Drive For The Seniors

Christmas is not only celebrated during the month of December. For many, Christmas in July holds a lot more meaning because it gives them the chance to do something in the spirit of gift giving. This is why Senior Services Inc. decided to hold a campaign this month in celebration of Christmas in July. This is not the same as the holiday season where people get to wear ugly sweater and enjoy food and family gatherings. Instead, they get to organize a drive in order to gather funds to buy food, supplies and household items for the unfortunate senior citizens.

The drive is to start at the first day of July and will last until the 31st which is the last day of the month. The organization has already created a list of the things they need to buy such as peanut butter, canned goods, soup and cereal. There are personal care items included in the list as well like deodorant, adult diapers, paper towels, disposable bed pads and dishwashing liquids.

For those who want to see the complete list they can visit the website of Senior Services. Individuals planning to donate and contribute anything are welcome to do so. Drop off point is at Piedmont Federal Savings Bank branch located in Forsyth County or it can be sent directly to Senior Services office located at Shorefair Drive.

A special program is also organized for the caregivers called Lunch and Learn. This is going to be held at Senior Services Inc and everyone is welcome to join on July 19. The program will start from 11 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon. There are speakers coming to the event to talk about a specific topic which is Navigating the Healthcare System. Free lunch is sponsored by Brookridge Retirement Community and participants should register in advance.

These programs are created in order to help those who are in need and those who might need assistance. This provide a more meaningful Christmas in July where everyone, regardless if wearing their ugly sweater or not, will be able to feel the spirit of the holiday by giving and volunteering.


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