MOWSF Blog | Senior Stories | Volunteer News
During the first few weeks of December, every homebound senior MOWSF serves received, along with their usual meal delivery, a holiday gift bag and a handmade card. This included 82-year-old Kenneth, who live an apartment in the Mission.
Kenneth began receiving meals after he suffered a stroke in 2011. Though he was able to return home from a rehabilitation center after a month, he had lost some of his mobility and could no longer grocery shop or prepare meals for himself.
These days he must use a walker to move about his apartment, and he doesn’t get out much, as the entrance to his apartment building is up a flight of steep stairs. But he remains cheerful and neatly dressed, usually in a flannel button-up shirt.
Kenneth was delighted to receive the holiday gift bag along with his meals for the day and showed off the Christmas tree and decorations that his caretaker and step-children helped put up.
We are so grateful to the hundreds of volunteers and supporters who raised funds, wrapped presents and donated items for the gift bags. Each one contained soap, hand towels, note pads, pens, chocolates, boxes of tea and more.
Special thanks to the following for their generous donations to our Holiday Gift Bag Drive:
Intercontinental Hotel Group
Mellon Capital Management
Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry