Holiday Gift Drive For Valley View Residents - Daily Hudson Valley News

Holiday Gift Drive For Valley View Residents

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Community Happenings

The Orange County Democratic Women launched a holiday gift drive for residents of the county owned nursing home and rehabilitation center, Valley View.  OCDW will be collecting small gifts for residents for the next 3 weeks.  The cutoff date to donate a gift is December  10.  Members of the OCDW committee  will bring the donated gifts to Valley View and distribute them at the holiday party they are hosting in mid December.  OCDW is asking people to contribute a small unwrapped gift (preferably with a bow or ribbon on it) that is suitable for Senior citizens with limited mobility or poor vision. Gift suggestions can be found on the OCDW website at

“The residents of Valley View live in a state of uncertainty these days while the County Legislature determines whether the facility they call home will be sold,”  said Willa Freiband, president of OCDW.  “During the holiday season, we hope to reduce some of their stress by  hosting a fun filled holiday party for the residents and letting them know people in Orange County are thinking about them,” she concluded.

Since many senior citizens have arthritis or poor eye sight, people donating gifts should look for items with large print and which are easy to hold. Donations to the gift drive can be dropped off at homes of OCDW members at the following locations by December 10th.

• Gail Jeter  –  406 Stone Schoolhouse Road, Bloomingburg, 12721,  917-757-5402
• Sue Varden  – 6 Maplewood Terrace, Goshen, 10924,  845-649-7830
• Bette Ann Yarus – 244 Blooming Grove Turnpike, New Windsor, 12553, 845-667-0637
• Terri Blancato Horton  – 41 Cora Rose Lane,  Huguenot, 12746 , 845-649-5149
• Vanessa Tirado  –  89 Lakeside Road, Newburgh, 12550, 845-566-4336

Some gift ideas include:    Back Scratchers           Books        Boxes of all-occasion cards or notepaper       Hair brushes/combs   Calendars        Sweaters – easy  on/off     Clip on book lights      Framed  small artwork              Gift certificates to on-site beautician, barber or gift shop       Fingerless gloves  for indoors      Magnifying mirrors on a pedestal     Small lap throws         Magnifying glasses       Non-skid socks    Pens and pencils (easy to  hold)      Playing cards (jumbo/large numbers)    Postage stamps    Scarves     Socks         Shawls     Solar statues     Stationery       Sun catchers       Small Paintings     Silk plants       Washable slippers       Wheel chair bags.


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