Originally posted October 25, 2008
Winter is fast approaching and although we haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving yet, it’s not too early to start thinking about ways to celebrate the true meaning of the holidays.
This year, the RSVP Worcester Area Volunteers Literacy Corps will collect, wrap and deliver “Wee Aide” boxes to the Veteran’s Shelter in Worcester. The tradition started a few years ago with families in Holden. This year RSVP Worcester Area Volunteers Literacy Corps has joined the effort. Help them out so they can get a “Wee Aide” box to everyone who needs one.
Parents, participating in drives like this one can give you many opportunities to talk with little ones about the sacrifices our Veterans have made for us. A topic which needs to be discussed, not only on Veterans’ Day, but often, so they can understand what our men and women have done and are doing for us. It also shows them that giving just a little can mean a lot. You don’t have to be a millionaire to make a difference. If everyone gives a little, a lot of people can be helped.
Here’s how it works:
1. Bring any of the items on the list below to the RSVP Office on the 3rd Floor of the Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence Street anytime between now and December 10th. No item is too small!
2. Donations will be grouped, gift wrapped in shoe boxes and delivered to local veterans in time for the winter holidays.
That’s it! It really is that easy to reach out to our local Veterans and show them we care. Most of the stuff they are looking for can be found at supermarket while you are shopping for your own groceries. It doesn’t get easier than that.
Items they need are:
Tubes of toothpaste & Toothbrushes
Coupons for coffee
Individually wrapped candy
Paperback books of general interest
Questions? Please call Barbara Drapos at 508-791-RSVP .