Volunteer for the Holiday Baskets for Seniors

Adopt-a-Senior

In this time of COVID-19, The Society is re-designing the Holiday Basket project.  We will be delivering 300 baskets, an increase from previous years as we are planning that many more older adults will be suffering from isolation, depression, and needing a little Holiday cheer.  We will be delivering baskets on December 18, 2021 between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm.   

To participate, we are asking that you Adopt-a-Senior, or a few!  To Adopt-a-Senior, you will purchase a list of items such as canned goods, boxed potatoes, fruit, bread, and so forth for the number of seniors you, your family or your company wish to adopt. You, your family or your company representatives will be responsible for delivering the baskets to the senior(s).  To practice social distancing, you will drive through the Society parking lot at 1129 Pennsylvania, Denver and volunteers in CDC approved personal protect equipment will put chickens, gifts, and a hygiene kit in your trunk for each of your seniors.  You will get the name(s) of the seniors you have adopted before you leave the parking lot. You will continue to practice social distancing, by leaving the basket on the front porch or in the lobby of the apartment building.  The senior will come pick up the basket after you call them to let them know it is on the porch or in the lobby. 

You will shop for the following items, put them in box(es) or bag(s) and bring them with you when you pick up the chicken, gift and hygiene kit.  Be mindful of the weight of the box(es) or bag(s) as some of our older adults will not be able to lift heavy boxes. Use more than one bag or box if necessary. 

Each Holiday Basket will include:

  • 2 cans of corn
  • 2 cans of green beans
  • 2 cans of soup
  • 2 cans of fruit
  • 2 cans of tuna
  • 1 box of stuffing
  • 1 package or box of rice
  • 1 package or box of pasta
  • 1 package or box of potatoes
  • 1 package or jar of gravy
  • 1 loaf of bread
  • 1 box of cereal
  • 1 package of cookies
  • 1 box of crackers
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 apples
  • 2 bananas

Volunteer Zoom Meetings

The Society will host Zoom Meetings for Holiday Basket Volunteers with instructions and to review the process for purchasing food and delivery of baskets. We will answer and questions, and demonstrate how the process will work. Join us at any of the meetings below to learn more about how you can help. All volunteers are encouraged to attend one volunteer meeting

December 7, 2021 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm  Register
December 8, 2021 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm  Register
December 14, 2021 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm Register 

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Sign-Up for a Delivery Slot

Click the button below and on SignupGenuis, choose the time slot for when you want to pick up your chicken, gift and hygiene kit on Saturday December 18, 2021 and then select how many total seniors you can adopt.

How to Donate

If you are unable to adopt a senior, or would like to support the Holiday Baskets for Seniors project in other ways, you can also make a financial donation to help us purchase the chicken, gift and hygiene kits.

Donate!