This year CARMA and Resident Council decided to split off the gift giving portion of the annual Christmas party, into a separate event. It was a great success!
We held the event in the Activity Wing, so a bigger space meant more space to spread out items for residents to view. The idea is that you shop for gifts to give to others – but no money is required to make the purchase – it’s all donated for residents to take. Volunteers helped residents select items. There was a gift wrapping station, as well as a card writing station. Funds generated from the Family Room covered postage costs if the resident’s loved one would get the gift or card by mail.
This event was especially helpful for residents who find it difficult or uncomfortable to go out shopping, but still wanted to choose a small gift for someone at Christmas.