"Baskets of Love" for our Treasured Seniors 60+
This concept was instituted in 2001 but on a smaller scale. We would give bags of personal care items and non-perishable goods to those in crisis situations, at that time it was known as "Love Baskets". As we began to see this ongoing need in our senior/elderly communities we were mandated to meet the needs on a larger scale. On March 2017 we began assisting the seniors out-of-pocket with white laundry baskets filled with the above mentioned items and making it available to any senior 60+. We have since named this outreach effort "Baskets of Love" which is a on-going effort. We have found that the caregivers and families are assisted by this outreach for these baskets house those items that sometimes our seniors run out of and cannot obtain themselves.
These baskets are filled with personal care items and non-essential household goods. They are designed for any frail elderly or senior 60+. No financial information is required. They are free of charge. You must call our office to be placed on our list on Thursdays 9AM-12noon only. Baskets are on a first come, first serve basis, no baskets will be held. The baskets will be available for pickup the last Saturday of each month from 10AM -12noon, only (15) baskets will be prepared, excluding holidays. A Photo ID is required at pickup and only (1) basket per Senior. You must pick up and sign for your basket.
Under this new name we have given 2017 we have given over 220 baskets and growing also have traveled as far as Maryland. Donations are welcomed year round and is tax deductible. You may use our secure paypal or send your checks payable to Helping Hands Ministry, Inc.
Our Thanksgiving cares is opened to any individual or family in need of a turkey. We want to continue being a blessing to families and individuals. For this outreach to continue to be successful our criteria's of receiving a turkey are as such.
1) You must call our office each year between the months of August thru September 30th to be placed on our list if in need of a turkey.
2) You will be responsible to pick up your own turkey. No turkeys will be held beyond the scheduled date stated below due to limited space.
3) The scheduled pickup time for turkeys is always the Saturday before Thanksgiving 9AM-10AM (only)