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It’s a sad fact that 85 percent of nursing home residents get no visitors at all.

Silver Stocking Project

“Our Elders are our greatest resource.

They are the culture bearers of our community.”

Many elders in assisted living, nursing, and retirement homes are often forgotten during the holidays.  Imagine being alone and without a gift or a visit during the holiday season!  The Silver Stocking Project is a grassroots, community-based program that delivers gifts to our elders who are without friends and family.

The Silver stocking project was started in 2005.  With the help of volunteers, generous donors, and the Villager Voice Magazine, we have increased the number of residents and homes served every year.  The number of elders served in Forsyth and Davie County increased from 138 the first year to over 700 throughout the years.

Volunteers that have participated include: church groups, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, civic organizations, local businesses, and individuals who adopted elders, bought them gifts from their “Wish List,” and spent quality time with the resident when the gifts are delivered.

HELP US MAKE CHRISTMAS BRIGHTER FOR OUR SPECIAL ELDERS

WHO DO NOT HAVE FAMILY OR REGULAR VISITORS!

MOST REQUESTED GIFTS

Personal Care Items:  Body Wash (no bar soup) Shampoo,   Baby Powder, Kleenex, Razors, Shaving Cream, After Shave, Lip Balm, etc.

Clothing:  Socks, Sweat Shirts, Slippers, Gloves, Ball Caps, Lap Throws, Knit Scarves

Food:  Candy (Regular and Sugar-free), Crackers, Fruit & Nut bars

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP

PLEASE CONTACT US:

Call or Text   (336-972-3686)

Email: silverstocking15@gmail.com

Web: www.silverstocking.org

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