Community Stories

Bible study prepares gifts for seniors in the community

December 24, 2021

A senior poses with a gift basket

A Bible study group of 25 women prepared Christmas gift baskets for seniors this year.

The group dubs themselves the Devoted Ladies and call Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale their home church. Members of the group approached Heart2Heart about an opportunity to bless seniors who could use the Christmas cheer.

Heart2Heart identified 25 individuals who live in private homes throughout South Florida and asked them for a wish list of gifts that would bless them. Some of the seniors only asked for food items like fresh fruit and rice.

The Devoted Ladies prepared elaborately decorated baskets filled with gifts or purchased specific items on the senior’s wish lists. The baskets were delivered by the ladies themselves or by another volunteer who was closer to the senior in question. Those who delivered the items were asked to spend some time with the senior as they dropped the gift.

One senior who received a gift wrote a thank you note to Heart2Heart, expressing gratitude for the “beautiful throw and slippers.”

“It meant so much to me,” she wrote.

Another senior woman was thankful for the “caring, love and generosity” and wrote that the gift “knocked my socks off.”

Volunteers are needed to both make and deliver care packages to seniors in need of companionship and love. If you’d like to help in either outreach ministry, click here to become a Heart2Heart volunteer.

Volunteer opportunities continue throughout the year!

 

A senior poses with a gift basket

Ms. Daisy poses with a basket of gifts put together by the Devoted Ladies Bible study.

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Becoming a Heart2Heart volunteer means that you are dedicated to serving the aging community. It means you want to connect in a meaningful way to a specific individual or to several people. It means you are committed to a consistent amount of time per month – whether that’s several hours a week or just a few hours per month.

Heart2Heart volunteers must be background checked and trained. Our training can be completed from your home on your computer or device, through the online Volunteer Portal. We run fingerprints in our office in Fort Lauderdale, and you can schedule an appointment with us after you finish the training.

The first step is to create an account on our Volunteer Portal. To get started, click here!

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