Christmas Drive for Seniors 2018

Accepting Donations for Christmas Gift Bag Drive for Seniors

Join Community Action of Allegan County in supporting our Senior Service Clients by helping stuff the bag! 

CAAC will be delivering Christmas bags to over 100 homebound senior citizen households throughout Allegan County. Many seniors in Allegan County do not have family or friends to celebrate the holidays with. Sometimes the only contact they have with people are with our Home Delivered Meal or Volunteer Transportation drivers. The small bag of gifts we are able to provide them means so much as it is often, their only Christmas gift.

If you are able to donate any of the items from the list below we and our seniors would be most grateful. If you are unable to shop and would like to donate financially to this great cause, we will gladly do the shopping. Please click here if you would like to make a donation through our website. When making a donation through our website for senior bags please select the fund “Holiday Giving”. All donations can be brought to the 323 Water Street, Allegan office no later than December 14 to allow for bag assembly and distribution.

Thank you in advance for your generous donation!

Suggested items: 

Packaged food items 

  • Candy – Soft Candy and Sugar Free
  • Cookies
  • Mints
  • Crackers (cheese or peanut butter filled)
  • Hot cocoa- Sugar Free
  • Tea
  • Hot cider mix
  • Coffee
  • Soup
  • Oatmeal
  • Snacks


  • Dishcloths
  • Dish towels
  • Pot holders
  • Scrubbies
  • Coffee cups
  • Dish Soap
  • Hand Soap


  • Dog treats
  • Cat treats
  • Small cans of pet food
  • Pet toys


  • Men’s socks
  • Women’s socks
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Slippers
  • Hats
  • Ear Muffs

Skin/Body Care/Personal Care 

  • Hand lotion
  • Body lotion
  • Chapstick
  • Body Wash
  • Wipes
  • Soap
  • Mouthwash
  • Toothpaste
  • Tooth Brush
  • Dental Floss
  • Denture Cleaner
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wash Clothes
  • Hair Brush
  • Combs
  • Deodorant


  • Puzzle books
  • (crossword, hidden word, Sudoku)
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • (including Jumbo Puzzle pieces)
  • Playing cards
  • Note pads
  • Ink pens
  • Colored Pencils
  • Post it notes
  • Magnifying glass
  • Magazines
  • Books containing short stories
  • Calendars
  • Calendar books


  • Lap blankets
  • Afghans
  • Shawls
  • Small flashlights
  • Small Christmas decorations
  • Tissue paper

Not limited to this list all donations appreciated! Thank you!

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