Holiday Gift Bags for Meals on Wheels Seniors!


Family Volunteering

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2 hours
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Houston, TX
United States

This activity is for all ages!


This activity is virtual and requires you to provide your own suppliesFamilies who sign up for this event will receive a separate email with detailed instructions and further information about our nonprofit partner and how we can help! 

The holiday season is upon us! Let's help make holiday gift bags for Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston's Meals on Wheels program whose volunteers will deliver them along with the meals they bring to over 5,000 homebound seniors and disabled adults.  We want to make sure all 5,000 of these seniors receive something special this holiday season and our sleighs can’t hold quite as much as Santa’s!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 Reusable Gift Bag

The process of distribution of these wonderful gifts to our seniors can result in a paper gift bag losing its

handles and tearing. We have an idea to help! Make a reusable bag part of your gift! Not only will it ensure that

your gift is delivered intact, but that reusable bag is an additional gift item for our seniors to enjoy!

2 Gifts of Needed Toiletries

Most frequently requested by our seniors:

bar soap toothpaste toothbrush facial tissues pill case/sorter

lotion – no more than 10 oz. (no pump bottles, please, as they may leak in transit)

1 Warm & Cozy Gift

Most frequently requested by our seniors:

blanket scarf socks towel set of washcloth & bath towel

1 Fun Gift

Most frequently requested by our seniors:

playing cards stress ball jigsaw puzzle fidget spinner/handheld fidget toy

activity book & colored pencils (such as crossword puzzles, word finds, color-by-number, etc.)

1 Gift for Wellness

Most frequently requested by our seniors:

hand sanitizer – no more than 10 oz. (no pump bottles, please, as they may leak in transit)

masks (cloth or disposable)

You can also include homemade cards. Please keep the cards positive and uplifting and please don't use religious symbols or scripture.

Detailed instructions and additional educational resources will be sent to you after sign up.

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**Suggested donation $15 per child/$30 per family to cover our activity costs, or join us as a Houston Family Sponsor and help us inspire a generation of community-inspired leaders in Houston. Please donate now and thank you for your support!

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