Hospice Care of South Carolina seeking ‘Gifts for Grands’
Gift drive runs through Dec. 21
UNION — Hospice Care of South Carolina is asking for the public’s help in making brighten the holidays for seniors who may be celebrating it alone by supports its “Gifts for Grands” drive.
In n announcement released Monday, Hospice Care of South Carolina stated that it is sponsoring its fifth annual drive “for our senior citizens this holiday season. Many senior adults have touched our lives. They have enriched our community through their work, life lessons, and leadership. As a result, each of us carries a part of the past. Our senior adults have spent many years giving to our community. Now is our opportunity to show our appreciation by giving a gift for a senior in need.”
While many seniors will be surrounded by family and friends this Christmas, others will not, and they are the ones Hospice Care is hoping to help with the public’s help.
“Sadly, many of our senior citizens will spend the holidays alone. Many are without family and without any gifts during Christmas. The spirit of Christmas is one of giving. Let us give a small token of our appreciation to them for being just grand. It’s our way of celebrating this holiday season with compassion and dignity. Thanks to all our senior citizens for forming a legacy for many future generations.”
The announcement states that gifts “should be new, wrapped, and marked male or female, if gender specific.” Possible gifts include:
• Throw blankets
• Music boxes
• Wind chimes
• Bird feeders
• Small heaters
Gift donations will be accepted through Dec. 21 and may be dropped out at Hospice Care of South Carolina, 408 N. Duncan Bypass, Suite 6, Union. They may be also dropped off at First Baptist Church, 405 E. Main St., Union; Philippi Baptist Church, 327 Philippi Church Road, Union; and WBCU radio station, 210 E. Main St., Union.
Person who need their gifts picked up may call 864-430-9426.
Applications for Gifts for Grands my be picked up at Hospice Care of South Carolina. Applications can also be distributed via email.
“Please let us know if you are aware of a senior citizen who would not otherwise receive a gift this holiday season. Gifts will be distributed based on need and availability of gifts.”
For more information contact Penny Adamo, Hospice Care of South Carolina community relations liaison, at 864-429-4827 or 864-430-9426 or at email@example.com.
Hospice Care of South Carolina is staffed with a local interdisciplinary team of health care professionals who will provide symptom control, pain management and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to your needs and wishes. There is no out-of-pocket expense to the patient or the family and no one is ever denied service due to inability to pay.