Meals on Wheels of Sarasota Opens Gift Drive for Seniors

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BY SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY NOV 17, 2017

From now through Saturday, December 9th, Meals on Wheels of Sarasota is accepting unwrapped items to distribute to more than 600 homebound seniors, veterans and the handicapped. The desired gifts—ranging from blankets to scarves to writing pads—have been selected by our customers during surveys circulated in September and October. Unwrapped items may be dropped off weekdays (9am to 4pm) or Saturday mornings until noon at the charity’s office at 421 Lime Ave., Sarasota. Only new items are being accepted for the children and adults who receive nourishing meals through Meals on Wheels’ daily meal delivery program. Gifts will be delivered December 20 and 21. Requested items include combs and brushes, socks, slippers, eye glasses (magnifiers), scarves, toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, liquid and bar soap, puzzle books, writing pads and stamps, tissues, ink pens, coloring pencils, adult coloring books, blankets (knee and throw), deodorant and toys appropriate for girls ages 2, 9 and 15 years. Meals on Wheels also feeds clients’ dogs and cats. Dry pet food is happily accepted.

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