Entries by Michelle Bowren

Francis W., 96, St. John’s, MI

Francis loved volunteering through the Senior Companion Program at a local nursing home for almost 30 years. Her nominator says she “radiates joy to everyone she meets”. She lives on a limited budget and in low income housing and cannot afford to purchase much needed hearing aids. We need to raise $3,000 to cover the […]

Allen S., 86, Catasauqua, PA

Allen began coaching when his sons played sports. He was a baseball coach and treasurer for his local Little League and a football coach for 20 years. He remained coaching even after his sons were grown because he saw the challenges the youth endured and wanted to be a positive role model. Recently, Allen was […]

Sherry D., 75, Philadelphia, PA

For over 30 years, Sherry and her husband lived in low-income senior housing because her husband was employed there. During this time, she volunteered many hours with the seniors there, helping with fundraising, crafts, knitting and caring for the other residents. Sadly, Sherry lost her husband two years ago to COVID. For many years, they […]

Cleveland A., 82, Garland, TX

Cleveland is a deacon in his church and has helped many in his community with minor repairs. He likes to cook but his stove has broken and he cannot afford to have it fixed or to buy a new one since he lives on a fixed income. His wish for a new stove is a […]

Elsie D., 79, York, PA

Elsie is an avid believer of helping in her community. Before she was diagnosed with cancer she was the treasurer and Sunday School teacher at her church. She also volunteered in their ministry outreaching the sick members who could not come to church. Elsie will be celebrating her 80th birthday.  Her wish is to travel […]

Myrtle W., 77, Greenville, TX

Myrtle is battling a medical condition that has caused her to lose weight.  Most of her clothing no longer fits properly. Before she was sick, she was active in her church. She loved singing in the chorus and helping with the children’s ministry. She is need of a new coat and other clothing. We want […]

Ann C., 72, Ferndale, MI

Ann lives by herself but needs some assistance with her daily activities.  Her caregiver has nominated her because she is so sweet and caring, but lives on a fixed income and cannot afford to purchase some items that are broken in her apartment.  Her kitchen table cannot be used because one of it’s legs is […]

Arts & Crafts Supplies for Seniors, Bucks County, PA

Many seniors love spending their spare time doing arts and crafts projects including making holiday cards for their neighbors, coloring  and painting.  The benefits of these activities are socializing with others, keeping their minds stimulated and fostering creativity. We want to purchase a variety of supplies like stickers, colored pencils, card stock, scissors and paints […]

Palm Garden Nursing Home, Clearwater, FL

Many long term care facilities have a limited budget for their activities departments.  It can be challenging to find ways to keep their seniors connected and stimulated, especially during this pandemic.  The residents at Palm Garden wish to have some new large print reading books, some hand held radios and seven tablets.  The tablets would […]