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Senior Services seeks wish list items for Christmas in July

WINSTON-SALEM — Senior Services is holding its annual Christmas in July drive to collect needed food, household and personal care supplies for seniors in its programs. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many things to change for most residents in Forsyth County; however, it has not changed the need for assistance to older adults — and the items collected through the community drive are critical to helping seniors remain safely in their homes.

Individuals, church teams, corporations and civic groups are invited to donate items on the Christmas in July wish list from June 22 through July 31.  The list includes canned goods and shelf-stable food items like cereal, canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter and soup. It also includes household helps, such as paper towels and dishwashing liquid, and personal care items like deodorant, denture adhesive, and adult disposable undergarments.  The complete wish list is available on the Senior Services website, www.seniorservicesinc.org.

Contributions and donations may be dropped off at Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., starting June 22. Just look for the big red box outside the entrance. Piedmont Federal Savings Bank will host special drop-off events on Saturday, July 18, at its Home Office 201 S. Stratford Road from 9 a.m.-noon and Saturday, July 25, Kernersville Branch, 505 Pineview Drive and Clemmons Branch, 3701 Clemmons Road, from 9 a.m.-noon. Financial donations to support the Christmas in July drive may be made online at seniorservicesinc.org.

Senior Services is a private, nonprofit agency, that has been operating in Winston-Salem for more than 50 years, with a mission to help older adults in Forsyth County remain at home as long as possible, living with dignity. Senior Services currently has seven major programs that respond to the needs of the elderly:

  • The Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center
  • Meals-On-Wheels
  • Help line
  • Home care
  • Senior lunch
  • Living-at-home
  • Elder care choices

Anyone wishing to volunteer or donate can call 336-725-0907 or visit seniorservicesinc.org.