Meals on Wheels’ “Santa for Seniors’’ set for Dec. 15

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“Santa For Seniors’’ hosted by East Texas Meals on Wheels in partnership with Alpha Media Group, will continue until Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, officials announced.

Things will conclude on Dec. 15 with adult and student civic organizations holding a “gift wrapping’’ party at the Alpha Media Group offices.

The Ranch 104.1, Jack FM 106.5, KYKX 105.7, and La Invasora 96.7 will promote for gift and cash donations for the 8th annual “Santas for Seniors” Gift Drive, inviting everyone to be a holiday angel to a home bound seniors, or a disabled person in need.

Bill Day Tire Centers and Katie’s (Green Acres Shopping Center) will serve as donation collection locations.

The public is invited to bring the magic of the season to area seniors by dropping off simple gifts that will bring comfort and joy to clients of the Meals on Wheels Ministry.

The wrapped gifts will be delivered by a fleet of “reindeer’’ to help these seniors enjoy the holidays.

Gift ideas include: robes, house shoes, socks, pajamas, space heaters, blankets, towels, sheets, and personal toiletries. Meals on Wheels is partnering with local retailers for bulk purchases, and your online cash donations, or checks dropped off at the Meals on Wheels office, will help us in securing great deals on gifts for us to wrap and deliver.

Donors can find the Meals on Wheels “Santa for Seniors” donation bins until Dec. 14 at Bill Day locations:

-- 1800 S Broadway

-- 2021 W. Erwin

-- 511 W. South Street, Longview

-- 504 E. Commerce Street, Jacksonville

Also:

-- Katies in Green Acres Shopping Center, 1859 Troup Hwy., Tyler

-- Alpha Media Group Office, 210 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler

-- Meals on Wheels Office, 3001 Robertson Road, Tyler

Meals on Wheels Ministry currently serves just under 3,000 seniors and homebound individuals in 30 communities across six counties including Gregg, Henderson, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood counties. Meals on Wheels Ministry is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing good nutritious meals, daily contacts, and other support services that enable senior citizens and disabled persons to remain independent and living in their own homes as long as possible. More information on client services, volunteer opportunities and much more may be found online at www.mowmet.org.

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