Update – At this time, we are in need of many items for Meals on Wheels senior holiday gift bags.  No time to go to the store?  Just click here to order items through our Amazon gift list!

It’s that time of year again – Holiday Gift Bag Drive time!

Completed Holiday Gift Bags or donated items can be delivered to Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston (3202 San Jacinto Street Houston, Texas 77004) between 11am and 5pm Monday-Friday until December 15th.  If you have any questions please contact Hannah Weier at hweier@imgh.org.

Every year, IM provides a holiday gift bag to each and every one of our over 4,000 Meals on Wheels seniors. For many, this is the only gift they receive. Because each gift bag contains several items, this undertaking is a major project for us – so we’re reaching out to you, our community, to help collect and package these gifts for our seniors. Share this post with your place of worship, school, club, workplace, or other organization if you think you could commit to helping IM in this important project for homebound Houston seniors during this season of giving.

  

 So – let’s get started. First, you need a bag. It doesn’t need to be fancy.

Next, you need to fill it. But…with what, you might ask? First, you need a full-size pair of toiletry items. Such as shampoo and conditioner, lotion and soap, and mouthwash and toothpaste OR toothbrush.

Then, you need a warm clothing item – something soft and cozy. Such as socks, a scarf, or a blanket. Items should be one size fits all and unisex.

Next, you need a fun item – something to bring a smile to our seniors’ faces. Such as a book of crosswords or word searches or a jigsaw puzzle.

Finally, make a handcrafted card to add a personal touch.

Note: Do not be intimidated by the sheer artistry you see on these cards – instead, use your creativity! Disembodied hand not included.

And – you’re done! Your finished gift bag contents could look like this…

Or like this…

Or like this…