Holiday Gifts for Homebound Seniors

Donate a holiday gift bag (or bags) to brighten Christmas morning for homebound seniors.

Each year, Mobile Meals volunteers dedicate their Christmas morning to delivering nutritious meals and warm holiday greetings to homebound seniors across Knox County who would otherwise go without. In addition to a meal, each senior also receives a holiday gift bag generously donated by friends in the community and filled with fun and useful gifts, such as cozy blankets, large print puzzle books, and personal care products. If you are interested in donating a gift bag, see the guidelines below.

Gifts: Fill a medium size gift bag/s (approx. 13” x 11”) for each client gift donation you wish to make.

Volunteer: Shifts are available Mon Dec. 12—Thurs Dec. 22 to help sort and organize gifts. Extra help delivering meals during the holiday season is also needed. Contact or call (865) 524-2786.

CLICK HERE for a list of suggested gifts and a form to include with your gifts.

Below are details for gift ideas and drop-off locations and times.

Gift drop dates: Monday, November 28 — Friday, December 9
Bring only new items—use the suggested gift selection category guide below to help balance your gift.
Bring gifts in medium-sized gift bags, unwrapped.
Mark gift bags:
 Male, Female, or Either
Do not include:
Food items; Candles; Glass items; Clothing (sizes are uncertain)
Lotions, shampoo, body wash, etc. should be no more than 8 oz. bottles (large bottles can be difficult to lift)

Gift drop locations:
CAC Mobile Meals—2247 Western Avenue, —Monday—Friday 8:30 am—4:30 pm
Grayson Subaru—8729 Kingston Pike, M-F 9 am-8 pm and Saturday 9 am-6 pm

SUGGESTED GIFT SELECTIONS: Select one—three items from each category per gift bag
Utility Category
 Magnifying glass
 Large pens
 Stationery/ stamps
 Small note pads
 Large print: books, crosswords, etc.
 Clocks (large numbers)
 Flashlight/batteries
 Night light
 Pillboxes
Grooming Category
 Combs
 Hairbrushes
 Toothbrushes
 Toothpaste
 Nail clippers/files
Home & Kitchen
 Hand towels
 Washcloths
 Dish towels
 Dish liquid
 Sponges
 Plug-in air freshener (refills)
 Solid air freshener
 Refrigerator magnets
 EZ open jar opener
 Can opener / soft grip
 Jar gripper pads
Personal Care Category
 Lip balm
 Bars of Soap
 SMALL (8 oz. or less)
Body Wash
Hand sanitizer
Shave gel
Comfort Category
 Throws (lap robes)
 Socks (non-skid)
 Scarves
 Gloves
 Hats
 Small umbrellas

Note: General holiday-themed items are welcome, but please refrain from highlighting specific religious beliefs.

If dropping off gift bags, please complete and include with your donation:
NAME: ___________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________________

PHONE: ______________________________________________


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