Adult Activity Center seeking donations for elderly

Published 12:01 am Thursday, November 4, 2010

The season of giving is right around the corner, and the Andalusia Adult Activity Center is calling on the community to do just that – give.

AAC coordinator Dianne Jones said that each year the center sponsors about 80 homebound seniors citizens around the Christmas holiday.

“They aren’t able to get out, and we just want to help them,” she said. “A lot are in desperate need and have no family to help them.”

Jones said the AAC will take donations of items from now until Dec. 7, including lap quilts with pockets, blankets, socks, toboggan caps, pillows, shawls, food, candy, vegetables, and anything else senior adults may enjoy. Jones said that donations of toiletry items are also requested.

Monetary donations may also be made.

AAC staff will distribute the items around Dec. 15.

“Our staff takes it out, and they also donate a lot of the items,” she said.

Jones said this is very important to the seniors it helps.

“A lot of times people forget about the elderly during these times,” she said.

“Any help we can get we’d greatly appreciate it.”

For more information, call Jones at 222-6891.