La Mesa Chamber launches annual senior project
The La Mesa Chamber is beginning to gather items for the seniors that the Chamber adopts each year during the holidays. It is the goal of the Chamber to collect, purchase and assemble items and place them in large gift baskets. These gift baskets are delivered along with a hot turkey dinner, with all of the trimmings to the selected seniors by the La Mesa Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol. This year the number of seniors that need assistance has been increased to 24. Due to delivery scheduling, the deadline to receive the gifts for our seniors is Monday, November 28th. This will allow time to wrap all of the items, prepare all of the gift baskets and purchase the items needed that we believe will make this holiday so special for these wonderful members of our community!
Here are items that we suggest you can purchase to donate to this year’s gift baskets:
24 canned soups, 24 canned vegetables, 24 canned fruits, 24 packets of crackers, 24 packets of pasta or macaroni & cheese, 20 slipper socks for women, 4 pairs of men’s socks. 24 bars of soaps, 24 tubes of tooth paste, 24 packs of tissues, 24 bottles of hand soaps, 24 bottles of hand sanitizer, 24 pens and pads of paper. Gift cards in any denomination from the following locations: Walmart, Target, or any grocery store. If you have another item you believe will put a smile on their faces, by all means drop them off! We want to make this again, a memorable holiday for our home bound seniors.
All donated items must be received by Monday, November 28th to be included in the senior gift baskets. They may be delivered to the La Mesa Chamber office: 8080 La Mesa Blvd., Suite 212 in La Mesa on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or contact Mary England and she can coordinate picking up the items from you - cell 619-251-7730.