Volunteers at Meals on Wheels of Sarasota.

Volunteers at Meals on Wheels of Sarasota.

Meals On Wheels of Sarasota invites the community to participate in its annual "Share the Love" holiday gift drive. The organization delivers hot meals daily to more than 1,000 local homebound seniors, veterans, children and families every day, and will accept donated gifts through Saturday, Nov. 28. In addition to facing hunger, many clients are alone and isolated, and the gift bags they receive brighten their holidays and let them know they are not forgotten. 

Meals On Wheels clients, who range in age from 3 to 105, receive meals because they are physically or mentally impaired and unable to prepare meals or go to a food pantry or grocery store. Hundreds of volunteers help prepare, pack and deliver heart-healthy meals, six days a week, throughout the year. In August, a wish list was distributed and then gathered to help generous donors choose gifts that mean the most to clients. 

New gifts may be dropped off at Meals On Wheels of Sarasota (421 N. Lime Ave.), Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon. Gifts may also be dropped off at Sunset Subaru (7611 S. Tamiami Trail) and TD Bank (3450 Clark Road).

2020 Holiday Wish List

Adult coloring books/coloring pencils
Combs and brushes
First aid kits
Large print playing cards
Liquid and bar soap for bathing
Magnifying lenses
Nail files and nail clippers
Shampoo and conditioner
Small calendars
Small flashlights with batteries
Tissues (boxes or packs)
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Writing pads, notecards, postcards and stamps

Toys appropriate for children between 3 and 16 years of age will also be welcomed. 

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