As the holiday season approaches, it is time to kick-off our Annual Holiday Gift Program! Each year the NMSS coordinates this program to provide gifts to people living with MS who reside in long term care facilities. Knowing that nursing homes and personal care homes can sometimes be lonely places, we strive to put smiles on the faces of these individuals and let them know that the National MS Society is thinking of them.
Our goal is to match each person with MS living in a facility with a gift donor. Last year, we provided gifts to 200 individuals - 34 people were “adopted” by NMSS members and 94 others were provided gifts by the Chapter. This year, we hope to increase the number of people who are adopted - so we are asking for your help!
How How can you or your company get involved?
► Adopt a Person with MS in a facility. We will provide you with their name and wish list.
► Sponsor a “Candy Cane Tree” in your office and commit to adopting a specific number of People with MS. We will provide you with their names and wish lists. Family, friends, employees can select a name, purchase gift selections, wrap them and return them to a designated location and we will pick the gifts up and have them delivered to the individuals.
► Make a monetary donation so that we may use it to go out and purchase “Wish List” gifts.
► Donate items that can be used to fulfill wishes such as: Sweatshirts (All sizes Men & Women, any design & Color), Decorative Throw Blankets (not necessarily seasonal), Steeler Items such as T-Shirts and Sweatshirts all sizes, Packages of socks, Bottles of Lotion. We need items for both Men & Women. All items must be new and unused!
► Volunteer to deliver gifts to people living with MS in area nursing homes.
Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy has committed to adopting! We challenge you to make a commitment to this great program and to directly impact a person’s life this holiday season!