Senior Angel Tree Project

Annual Senior Angel Tree Project

More than 60% of the residents living in long term care facilities in South Carolina have no visitors. The lack of social contact and a support system often results in depression and an overall decline in health. To combat this sense of isolation, each year the Appalachian Council of Governments’ Long Term Care Ombudsman Program organizes the Senior Angel Tree Project. ACOG selects a senior facility from our region and has the residents fill out a “wish list” of items that will make their holiday special.

This year, due to COVID-19 our seniors are experiencing even higher levels of isolation. To boost the spirits of the residents we serve, we are continuing the Annual Senior Angel Tree Project this year with some slight modifications.
  1. The sign-up sheet to adopt an angel has gone virtual. 
  2. We request that you bring the gifts unwrapped and drop them off at our office, 30 Century Circle, Greenville, SC 29607, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Monday-Friday.
  3. If you would prefer to give a monetary donation, we will accept that too! Checks (written out to Jessica Winters) or cash can be sent to our office. If you prefer a "touchless" donation, you may also give via Venmo at this link or search @SeniorAngelTreeProject in the Venmo App.
 
All gifts/donations must be dropped off by Friday, December 3rd at our office 30 Century Circle, Greenville, SC 29607
 

A Thank You to Last Year's Supporters

Last year, ACOG staff members, ACOG Board of Directors, RAAC Board of Directors, and community members adopted all 46 residents at two facilities in Spartanburg County and provided monetary donations. It was great to see the local community joining in to give back to the seniors in need. Thanks to everyone’s continued support, we were able to provide each resident with the items on their wish list, as well as a blanket, toiletries, socks, hat, gloves, snack foods, and activity book.

 

 

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