The Volunteers for Mental Health in Montgomery County are collecting donations for their gift drive until November 30th. Look for holly-dressed containers in Crawfordsville area businesses and at Hoosier Heartland State Bank. The following is a list of items needed:
For Him: House slippers, tube socks/socks, caps, sweat suits, undershorts, aftershave/cologne, sweaters/cardigans, pajamas, shaving cream/razors, shirts, t-shirts, pre-electric shave.
For Her: Sweat suits, nightgowns, house slippers, knit tops, dusters/bathrobes, perfume, sweaters/cardigans, white socks, bath powder, pullovers/blouses, undergarments, cosmetics/hair care.
For Everyone: Instant coffee (Regular and Decaf), sock caps, shampoo, tissues, stuffed animals, *portable CD player, instant tea (Regular and Decaf), Gloves/mittens, toothpaste/toothbrush, hand lotion, puzzles, *portable radio, gum/soft candy (NO nuts), handkerchiefs, deodorant, combs/brushes, adult coloring books, billfolds, scarves, bar soap, stationery/pens, crafts.
*When applicable, please include batteries.
Last year, more than 200 gift sacks were given to local residents in nursing homes, group homes, Halfway Home, Crisis Shelter, and Trinity Mission. Gifts also went to Homeless Veterans, Blue Star Mothers, Generations in St. Clare Hospital, and the Lafayette Veterans’ Home.