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