It’s that time of the year again, and the Community Service Committee is hoping we can count on you to participate in this heart-warming charitable cause, the 2019 Elves for Elders Holiday Gift Drive. We are collecting holiday gifts for elderly wards of the state of Florida who can no longer take care of themselves and have no family and unfortunately, little to no money and they depend on the state for their care.
Their needs are simple, toothpaste, crayons, a shirt, slippers, maybe a stuffed bear for when times get rough, the basic necessities that we take for granted! CSC is asking you to become an elf, adopt an elder and purchase the items on their wish lists. Please contact Head Elf Lisa Esposito, 813-223-6037 or Lisa@lesposito.com for elders.
The deadline to drop-off the gifts is Dec. 12, 2019. Gifts can be dropped off at Lisa Esposito’s office at 3003 W. Azeele Ave., Suite 200, Tampa, FL., or at HCBA, 1610 N. Tampa Street. No need to wrap the gifts, instead place them in holiday gift bags and be sure to place the elder’s name on the outside of the bag. Your donation is tax deductible so be sure to give Head Elf Lisa your email address.
If you are interested in delivering the gifts to wards, putting on some antlers and maybe singing a few holiday songs, let us know! Delivery opportunities are Saturday, December 21, 2019. We will place you on the delivery list and send you an email about the delivery as it gets closer and after all elders are adopted. To find out more about the cause, go to http://www.aging-solutions.org/elvesforelders.html