Turkey Trot and Operation Warm Fuzzies

Do you know about the Turkey Trot ?! It’s an annual 5k walk/run that takes place on Thanksgiving morning! This year they are hoping for a few extra “steps”….

Nonprofit Encourages Community to Donate Gifts for Seniors

Seniors First, Inc., a social service organization dedicated to helping senior citizens remain living independently in their homes, has launched its holiday gift drive: “Operation Warm Fuzzies.” The nonprofit hopes to collect more than 2,000 throw blankets and towels as holiday gifts for its elderly clients who stay in home care in San Francisco (http://nuevacare.com/san-francisco-home-care/) . Local businesses, clubs, organizations and individuals are invited to donate during the drive, which runs until Nov. 30, 2012.

“The holidays can be a lonely time for seniors — and many of our clients don’t have friends or family nearby,” said Marsha Lorenz, president and CEO of Seniors First, Inc. “These gifts really help brighten their day and are always appreciated by our clients.” You can find out more on this site.

New towels or towel sets and throw blankets can be dropped off at the Seniors First office at 5395 L.B. McLeod Road; Fields Fiat Orlando at 131 N. Orange Ave.; or the North Orlando Spine Center at 434 S.R. 434, Suite 108 in Longwood. Gifts will also be accepted at the 23rd Annual Turkey Trot, held at Lake Eola on Thanksgiving morning. To print out a Warm Fuzzies gift tag (optional), please visit www.seniorsfirstinc.org.

To donate with a check or credit card, contact Michelle Lowe at (407) 615-8962  

About Seniors First, Inc.

Seniors First, Inc. is a nonprofit social service organization dedicated to serving the needs of Central Florida senior citizens. The organization’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for seniors by maintaining their independence and dignity through nutrition, home improvement and support services. To learn more about Seniors First or to make a donation, call (407) 292-0177 or visit www.seniorsfirstinc.org.