Springvale Terrace – Holiday Toiletry Drive
Springvale Terrace is an assisted living facility located in downtown Silver Spring. The community at Springvale is approximately 140 members of all races and religions.
IFFP members collect toiletry samples and regular size items during the year. Items are collected during the months of October and November (at a table in the rear of the Gathering cafeteria) and assembled into festive gift bags for each resident. Holiday cards are individually addressed and included with each gift bag. Bags are decorated by the children during the the IFFP holiday party.
Later that Sunday, IFFP hosts punch and cookies at Springvale Terrace in their community room. The bags are distributed at this time by the IFFP Teen Group. IFFP members are invited to come and visit with the Springvale Terrace residents during this event, which features interfaith caroling. The seniors love visiting with new faces, especially with small children.
Toiletry donation ideas: toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, hand cream, emory boards, shampoo, conditioner, combs, deodorant, moisturizer, Chapstick, socks, tissues, shaving cream, disposable razors, etc.
We also like to include a fun gift like: deck of cards, candy canes, nail polish, pen/pencil, journals, perfume, lipstick, stationery,
Basically, you can donate anything that you think a senior would appreciate or could use, that could fit into a small bag.
If you have any questions or ideas, please contact Diane Katz at 301-774-5349 or Katz.Diane@verizon.net