Holiday Gifts for Seniors

Holiday Gifts for Seniors

SHARE THE LOVE by providing Holiday Gift Bags for Knox County Homebound Seniors

You can help provide holiday gift bags to be delivered to homebound seniors on Christmas morning! CAC Mobile Meals serves nutritious noontime meals every Monday – Friday to about 950 seniors in Knox County who are unable to cook for themselves. Volunteers also deliver on Christmas day each year.

Through generous contributions from our community, meal recipients receive a generous holiday bag filled with a variety of useful gifts. Our volunteers who deliver the meal and gift bag may be the only people these clients see on Christmas day.
Would you like to donate holiday gift bags to brighten Christmas morning for homebound seniors? If so, suggested items to purchase are listed below.

For questions about holiday gift-giving, or to volunteer call (865) 524-2786, or email: shelly.woodrick@knoxseniors.org

Drop off gifts between December 2 – 14 at either location:
•  CAC / LT Ross Building, 2247 Western Ave. Mobile Meals / Office on Aging
•  Grayson Subaru (“Share the Love” partner) 8729 Kingston Pike

SUGGESTED GIFT SELECTIONS Please include 1-3 items from each category in gift bag Please separate gifts by male, female, or unisex.
Guidelines Bring only new items –use the suggested gift selection category guide to help balance your gift. Bring gifts:
• in medium-sized gift bags (preferred), approx. bag size 13” x 11”
• or unwrapped Mark gift bags:
•Male, Female, or Either Do not include:
•Food items
•Candles
•Glass items
•Clothing (sizes uncertain) *Lotions, shampoo, body wash etc. should be no more than 8 oz. bottles (large bottles can be difficult to lift) Gift drop-off dates for 2019: Monday December 2 through Saturday December 14 Gift drop-off locations and times: CAC/LT Ross Building, 2247 Western Avenue Monday through Friday 9 am- 4pm Grayson Subaru, 8729 Kingston Pike

SUGGESTED GIFT SELECTIONS Please include 1-3 items from each category in gift bag Please separate gifts by male, female, or unisex.
Guidelines Bring only new items –use the suggested gift selection category guide to help balance your gift. Bring gifts:
• in medium-sized gift bags (preferred), approx. bag size 13” x 11”
• or unwrapped Mark gift bags:
•Male, Female, or Either Do not include:
•Food items
•Candles
•Glass items
•Clothing (sizes uncertain)
“Grooming”
• Combs
• Hairbrushes
• Toothbrushes
• Toothpaste
• Nail clippers/files
• Tissues
“Home & Kitchen”
• Hand towels
• Washcloths
• Dishtowels
• Dish liquid
• Sponges
• Plug-in air freshener
• Refrigerator magnets
• EZ Open Jar opener
• Can opener – soft grip
• Jar Gripper pads
“Comfort”
• Throws (lap robes)
• Socks (non-skid soles)
• Scarves
• Gloves
• Hats
• Small umbrellas
“Utility”
• Magnifying glass
• Large pens
• Stationery/ envelopes / stamps
• Small notepads
• LARGE PRINT : Crossword books, Word Search, Magazines, Books
• Clocks (large numbers)
• Watches (large numbers)
• Flashlight
• Batteries
• Night light
• Pill boxes
“Personal Care”
• Lip balm
• Bars of Soap
• SMALL SIZE (mini or no more than 8 oz.):
 Lotions
 Body Wash
 Shampoo / Conditioner
 Powder
 Hand sanitizer
 Shave gel
“Grooming”
• Combs
• Hairbrushes
• Toothbrushes
• Toothpaste
• Nail clippers/files
• Tissues
“Home & Kitchen”
• Hand towels
• Washcloths
• Dishtowels
• Dish liquid
• Sponges
• Plug-in air freshener
• Refrigerator magnets
• EZ Open Jar opener
• Can opener – soft grip
• Jar Gripper pads
“Comfort”
• Throws (lap robes)
• Socks (non-skid soles)
• Scarves
• Gloves
• Hats
• Small umbrellas
“Utility”
• Magnifying glass
• Large pens
• Stationery/ envelopes / stamps
• Small notepads
• LARGE PRINT : Crossword books, Word Search, Magazines, Books
• Clocks (large numbers)
• Watches (large numbers)
• Flashlight
• Batteries
• Night light
• Pill boxes
“Personal Care”
• Lip balm
• Bars of Soap
• SMALL SIZE (mini or no more than 8 oz.):
 Lotions
 Body Wash
 Shampoo / Conditioner
 Powder
 Hand sanitizer
 Shave gel

*Lotions, shampoo, body wash etc. should be no more than 8 oz. bottles (large bottles can be difficult to lift)