Indio Senior Center to Host Care Package Giveaway

INDIO – The Indio Senior Center (ISC) will host its fourth Care Package Giveaway for seniors 55 and older on Friday, Dec. 11 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Southern California’s most recent public health guidelines will make this holiday season even more isolating for our seniors, and the drive-through Care Package Giveaway at the ISC is intended to provide them with extra attention and comfort items.

“More than ever, our seniors need support,” said the ISC’s Argelia Jimenez.  “Thanks to the generosity of the community, we plan to provide more than 500 care packages filled with blankets, socks, gloves and other items to make our seniors feel special.  This socially distanced event will also provide our seniors with a mental health boost when they need it most.”

Winter Care Package Giveaway in Indio

Care Package Giveaway

Masks and gloves will be worn by volunteers at Friday’s event, and care packages can be placed in the trunk of cars to make the event contactless.

“We will be smiling under the masks, and giving the friendliest waves we can, to communicate how much our seniors mean to us,” said Indio Mayor Elaine Holmes.  “Please remember all those who are not able to drive through.  Reach out to your older loved ones and give them a call, write them a letter, or drop off your own care packages on their doorsteps if possible.”

The ISC is located at 45700 Aladdin St.  Despite the pandemic, it continues to serve members through phone calls, virtual get-togethers and events, and the facilitation of the Mizell Meals on Wheels Program.

The previous care packages contained items like toilet paper, Chapstick, a resistance band to work out from home, and a deck of cards.

The ISC would like to give a special thanks to the following for their contributions toward this event:

  • Mayor Elaine Holmes
  • Burrtec
  • Jet-A
  • Empire Polo
  • The Management Trust
  • Roxanne M. Diaz
  • Richards, Watson & Gershon
  • Elite Professionals
  • GFWC- Woman’s Club of Indio
  • Primerica- Avila & Associates

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