We would like to ask you to get involved with this fun and very rewarding event.
For over 30 years, Rotarians have partnered with Senior Neighbors and been serving a holiday lunch to 200 at-risk Seniors from all around West Michigan. They are provided with a plated lunch sponsored by Lake Michigan Credit Union and served by our Rotarians and they are given gift bags donated by S. Abraham and Sons.
They are also entered into a drawing for gifts and gift cards donated by our Rotarians. It would be great to have each senior “win” a gift from the drawing (some ideas for these drawing gifts are: gift certificates to places like Meijer and favorite restaurants. Other new items to consider that seniors can use: Hats, scarves, gloves, weighted or heated blankets or throws, small uncomplicated boomboxes (items that can play music).
Bob Barnes, Senior Neighbors Inc. President and also a member of the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids said “We are honored to collaborate with the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids and greatly appreciate all that the Rotarians do each year to serve area at-risk seniors. This is a wonderful gift to older adults that often don’t have the opportunity to celebrate the holidays in this sort of setting.”
We are looking for volunteers for the day of the event, Tuesday, December 18th, from 9:30am to 2:00pm at Kuyper College. You may volunteer for the entire day or for one of the shifts listed below:
- 9:30am-11:00am Fill gift bags (provided by Alan Abraham and SAS) and sign Christmas Cards
- 11:00am-12:30pm Assist with dining room set-up, seating Seniors and serving the Seniors lunch
- 12:30pm-2:00pm Serving the Seniors, handing out gift bags and quick clean-up of the dining room
As mentioned above, we are also looking for the donations of gifts for the Gift Giveaway portion of our luncheon. You may bring your gift to our Club 77 event on Dec. 6th or the Rotary luncheon on Dec. 13th. You may also drop your gift off to the Rotary office at 1345 Monroe Ave, NW, Suite 307.
We would like to thank you in advance for your support of this event.
A special thank to our sponsors Alan Abraham (SAS), Meijer (#Meijer Gives) and Lake Michigan Credit Union, without them this event would not take place.
Please contact the Rotary office at 616-459-5640 should you have any questions or would like to volunteer at 616-459-5640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.