Neighbor to Neighbor: Community Care Packages
Quick Overview: Put together care packages for our community members in need.
Mission or Broader Program Description: Meals on Wheels West is a big believer in Community Care and there is no better way to do this than adding special packages to our warm meals when we see that a client is in need. Whether it be to welcome a client, to celebrate a birthday, an upcoming holiday, or someone is in need of a pick-me-up, our bags are made with the love from our amazing volunteers. Meals on Wheels West invites you to add your special touch to help those who are in need. Please use small bags or boxes when making these packages. All items must be brand new and come in the original commercial packaging. Travel sizes work best. Think of things that are fun and are tailored for a certain event: Birthday Bag, Welcome Bag, Holiday Bag, Hygiene Bag, Feel Better Bag.
SUGGESTED: 8-10 items per bag
• TOILET PAPER
• HAND SANITIZER
• CLEANING WIPES
• Shampoo & Conditioner • Small brush • Swabs • Pot holders • Sharpened pencils • Postage Stamps • Small first aid kit • Pill boxes • Photo frames • Deodorant • Comb • Socks • Jar openers • Notepads • Stationary • Soap • Floss soap • Nail file & clippers • Night lights • Tissues (small) • Toothbrush & toothpaste • Cotton balls • Dish towels • Pens • Envelopes • Greeting Cards • Body wash • Lotions • Magnifying glasses • Playing cards • Cross words/word finds Please Avoid: Razors, Candles, Matches, Lighters, Cough Drops, Lipstick & Cosmetics, Food Items, Nail Polish, Rubbing Alcohol, Flammable Liquids, Over the counter Cold Remedies, Aspirin, Tylenol, or Ibuprofen Impact: By participating in the Meals on Wheels neighbor to neighbor program, volunteers will be providing resources that are difficult for our senior community to find. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As a volunteer, you will provide and/or organize resources for seniors.
*Students can earn community service hours by making 5 Charity bags while earning 2 hours of service.*
Requirements: Participants will need to pass a background check.
Santa Monica, CA