Since 2007, Operation Gift Box has provided house-bound senior citizens served by the Fresno-Madera Area Agency on Aging (FMAAA) with individual care packages during the holiday season.
Each year, FMAAA provides a list of approved items that can be included in the gift boxes. These items might include: toothbrushes, hand creams, word puzzles, mugs, pens, instant oatmeal, hot chocolate, granola bars, etc. Then the Assistance League, with the support of the Assisteens®, use their unique imagination and talents to make each and every gift box heartfelt and special. The program has grown each year with last year distributing over 580 gift boxes to senior citizens in need!
The Assistance League hopes that this worthwhile project continues to grow in the future, so that more senior community members can be assured that someone is thinking of them during the holidays and in their time of need. In addition to the personal items found in each box, the Assistance League is sure that each care package also provides a small measure of happiness!