ECCC Director, Donna Livingston, stated: “There are plenty of seniors in our community living alone and dependent on community agencies for food, socialization, and basic human contact. What this event brings will brighten their day and warm their hearts!”
The challenge to the citizenry is to put together a small “Bag of Love” for a homebound senior citizen and Meals on Wheels will deliver bags for Valentine’s Day.
Listed are things one might include in a bag: Valentine card, soap, toothpaste, band-aids, antiseptic cream, cotton balls, wash cloths, comb, artificial sweetener, magnifying glass, calendars, devotional books, sugar-free candy, eye-drops, toothbrush, hand lotion, blankets, stretch gloves, false teeth holders.
Bags may be brought to the ECCC headquarters (416 Calhoun Street, Johnston) on or before 12:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7. If a whole office should participate, the chamber offers pickup at workplaces. 803-275-0010.