Meals on Wheels looking for gifts

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, November 12, 2015

Meals on Wheels of Oxford delivers meals to more than 100 homebound seniors each week. This Christmas, the organization hopes to give each client a little something special along with his or her meals.

Site Manager Martha Vaughn is ask- ing for the community’s help to give each senior Meals on Wheels serves a present at Christmas time.

Donations of gifts are being accepted now and Vaughn said any gift would be appreciated — even cash.

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Gifts are needed for men and women.

Suggested gifts are large-print Bibles and books, gift cards, slippers, diabetic or gripper socks, a small folding magni- fying glass, body lotion, CDs of music from the 1940s and ’50s, classic movie DVDs, large-print calendars, light blan- kets, cologne and anything else that a senior would appreciate. Gifts can cost $5 or $50.

“The value doesn’t matter,” she said. “Whatever someone feels led to give is appreciated.”

Gifts can be wrapped or unwrapped.

Cash donations are also needed to help Meals on Wheels volunteers purchase additional gifts if enough are not donated, Vaughn said.

The deadline to donate a gift is Dec. 12 and they can be dropped off at the Stone Center from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.

Vaughn said the gifts would go to those seniors already receiving meals through the program.

For more information on how or what to donate, call 662-281-8383 or 662-638- 5633.