Once again, the Fallon Rotary is holding their annual Christmas Drive for Local Homebound Seniors. Rotary has taken on this project for the past eight years, helping over 200 local homebound seniors in the community who receive services through the Pennington Life Center.
Community members wishing to participate in the Christmas Drive can drop off items before December 9th at Kent’s Supply Center, 260 N. Maine Street. The gifts should be unwrapped.
Suggested items that are most needed by seniors include toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, lotions, toothpaste, toothbrushes, laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner, crossword puzzles, word searches (large print), magnifying glasses, wet wipes, dish soap, disposable undergarments, canned food, throw blankets, small laundry baskets, and anything else that one might need this time of year.
“It is an awesome thing they are doing,” said Buster Pearce, program services director for the Life Center. “It is just amazing what personal care items mean to them. They can’t afford things like that. There are always tears, it will tear your heartstrings.” Pearce organizes his staff and several Rotary volunteers to make the deliveries, using the senior center vans. “We give everyone a sheet with names and addresses and out we go. All 200 seniors will get something.”
Any questions can be directed to Pearce at 423-7096.
“This is just a wonderful thing that we can do for our seniors,” said Pearce.