Wrapped in Love was a cozy success.
~ 9 adults (including 1 teen) traveled to Landmark Care Facility
~ over 150 items were made or purchased and given to Wrapped in Love
~ 2 utility carts + 1 red wagon hauled goodies up and down the hallways, in and out of rooms
~ between 80-85 residents accepted a warm cozy item; a few were convinced to take matching items, ornaments, or bookmarks
~ 1.5 hours spent visiting residents and distributing gifts
~ at least 1 case of joyful tears from a resident who had no one to visit her, accompanied by the tears of volunteers
~ one 67th anniversary celebrated with family members of a husband and wife sharing a room
~ too-many-to-count hugs and Christmas greetings
~ 3 = number of volunteers who missed the photo op
~ buckets of smiles
~ 1 grouchy guy who didn’t want more stuff (at least he was honest)
~ several residents who already had gifts and visits from family urged us to give the goods to others who had nothing
~ 30 minutes to set-up conference table with donations before loading carts
~ 3 = # of times teen willingly gave up own hat (and replacement) to residents
~ many treat sacks and bags of carmel corn were given to staff members
~ remaining gifts were left for staff members to choose from and to be put in a storage closet for new residents who arrive with nothing
~ numerous volunteers donating supplies and completed projects
~ hours, days, and weeks spent knitting, crocheting, and creating items
~ joy > hours sacrificed on Christmas Day
Thank you, volunteers! All of you who helped in any way were a part of our Christmas Day visit to senior residents at Landmark.
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