United Way of Laurens County collecting “Bags of Love” for local seniors

Laurens County, SC – United Way of Laurens County (UWLC) is collecting “Bags of Love” gift bags to provide a Valentine week gift of love to Meals on Wheels recipients and other senior adults in Laurens County. They are looking for participation from local community members, businesses and organizations in collecting these Bags of Love to be distributed February 12th.   

Small gift bags may be filled with travel-sized personal care items, such as toothpaste, pens, stationery, stamps, activity books, tissues, etc. A list of suggested bag items and more information can be found at www.uwlc-online.org. All bags can be dropped off at the United Way office at 16 Peachtree Street in Clinton, or at the Piedmont Area Agency on Aging facility (Meals on Wheels headquarters), located at 512 Professional Park Road. All items should be delivered on or before the collection deadline of Monday, February 10th.   All bags not distributed through the Meals on Wheels program are given out to residents of local senior residential facilities. Last year, over 800 gift bags were collected and given to many grateful senior citizens.

For more information on the Bags of Love program, or to volunteer to help pick-up and deliver bags, please contact the United Way office at 864-833-3623.

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