Mobile Meals Holiday Gifts

Mobile Meals Holiday Gifts

Each year, the local community provides gifts for Mobile Meals volunteers to deliver with a hot meal on Christmas day. This tradition will not change in 2020 and may be more important than ever. Donations of gift bags are being accepted November 30- December 10. Often, these gifts are the only ones these seniors will get, and though the items themselves are not of great value, they are priceless to those who receive them. Mobile Meals is again partnering with Grayson Subaru to fight senior isolation and hunger. This local effort is part of the national Share the Love event, with funds designated for Meals on Wheels Association members. You can also click on the Mobile Meals gift icon at www. knoxseniors.org/mobile for details or visit our Facebook page at facebook. com/knoxcountymobilemeals.

Considering buying a Subaru? While you are dropping off your holiday gifts at Grayson Subaru you can also help provide meals to homebound seniors in Knox County during the Share the Love event. For every new car sold or leased during the event time period of November 19, 2020, through January 4, 2021, you can choose Meals on Wheels of America to receive a $250 donation from Subaru on your behalf. Those funds in turn will be distributed to Mobile Meals (the Meals on Wheels Association member for Knox County).

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: 

November 30 – December 10, 2020

Gift drop-off times:

CAC Ross Building, 2247 Western Avenue (Monday through Friday 9 am- 4 pm)

Grayson Subaru, 8729 Kingston Pike (Monday through Friday 9 am–7 pm and Saturday 9 am–5 pm)

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)

Please include 1 – 3 items from each category and mark male, female or either

“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 (refills)
  • 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