Secret Senior Valentine Bags
Secret Senior Valentine Bags offer a loving and thoughtful gift of essential toiletries, warm weather items and a few personalized touches to independent-living seniors within the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area.
This project began as an off-shoot to the Community Thanksgiving Feast back in 2009. What began as a simple way to distribute remaining items from our Community Thanksgiving Feast has grown into a wonderful stand-alone project. Each year, independent-living seniors are identified through collaborative efforts of law enforcement, senior communities, senior activity centers and home health organizations. This broad-reaching project has gifted those in Richmond as well as counties such as Chesterfield, Charles City, Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, New Kent, and the Cities of Ashland and Richmond.
Volunteers have enjoyed not only collecting items of need, but in the creation and delivering of the our Surprise Valentine Bags.
Completed Bags - General Information (Signup link is below)
1. Each created bag should include a detachable label to identify it for male, female or generic recipients. "Personal" bags are also sought. These offer a little insight into what a recipient would enjoy.
2. Unable to create bags this year? Please visit https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=UCN7CRM6SH7T4 to make a monetary donation.
3. Another way to support this project is to donate specific items that we can use to make up additional gift bags. Check out the suggested items below for examples of things that are always appreciated. Call our office at 804-749-4726 or email [email protected] with any questions.
4. SPECIAL NEED: We'd love a donation of 2022 calendars!
5. DEADLINE TO RECEIVE ITEMS AND COMPLETED BAGS: February 9th.
Suggested Items - Please feel free to create your own bags or browse through this list for items that we know are enjoyed by many of the recipients.
Band Aids/First Aid Kit
Gift cards (grocery, fast food, etc.)
Adult Coloring Book
Crossword or Activity Book
Candy (regular or diabetic)
Snacks or nonperishable food items