Holiday Gifts for Homebound Seniors

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

Each year the community provides gift bags to be delivered to Mobile Meals recipients on Christmas Day. Often these gifts are the only ones these seniors will get. Although the items are not of great value, they are priceless to those who receive them, along with a hot meal. You can participate by donating &/or volunteering.

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. 17—Thurs Dec. 20 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 that you can download and print.

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

Gift drop dates: Wednesday November 28 — Wednesday December 12
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 9am 7pm and Saturday 9 am-5pm

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, cross-words, etc.
 Clocks (large numbers)
 Flashlight/batteries
 Night light
 Pill boxes
Grooming Category
 Combs
 Hairbrushes
 Toothbrushes
 Toothpaste
 Nail clippers/files
Home & Kitchen
 Hand towels
 Wash cloths
 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: ________________ EMAIL:________________________________________________ # of bags ________