Lakeview Regional Holiday Gift & Toy Drive supporting St. Tammany Project Christmas

COVINGTON, La (press release) – The public is invited to join Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, in their annual gift and toy drive. The hospital is collecting new unwrapped gifts and toys for seniors and teens to donate to St. Tammany Project Christmas. This local non-profit organization provides gifts to those in need and food for a family Christmas dinner. Gifts are given to parents the week before Christmas so that they can surprise their children with gifts on Christmas morning. Seniors will receive gifts during the holiday week.

Toys for all ages are accepted; however, older children, ages 13 to 17, are often overlooked during toy drives.

St. Tammany Project Christmas recommends the following list of affordable gifts for teens:
Sports equipment: basketballs, soccer balls, baseballs and gloves, soccer balls, tennis rackets, tennis balls
Art supplies: colored pencils, paint, brushes, sketch pads
Games: board games, card games
· Journals
· Backpack
Jewelry and handbags
Make-up, lotion, perfume
Hats and scarves
Fluffy blankets and socks

“Don’t forget the seniors in our community this Christmas,” said Tiche Bodet, regional director of customer services for Lakeview. “We are also collecting gift items and gift cards to brighten up the holiday season for our senior residents without family or friends. At Lakeview, seniority matters, even while on vacation.

Here are some gift ideas for the elderly:
Crockery, pots and pans, small appliances, alarm clocks
Electric shavers
Fleece blankets, pillows, towels
Gift sets (for nails, cologne, bath accessories, etc.)
Hats, gloves, scarves
Jewelry, jewelry boxes
Wallets, handbags, bracelets
· Gift cards: Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, Ulta, cinemas, restaurants; no big box stores, please

WHEN:

From Monday 29 November to Wednesday 8 December

OR:

Deposit new unwrapped gifts or gift cards at:
Lakeview Regional Medical Center

Human Resources Department (Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Customer Service Bureau (PBX) (nights and weekends)
95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington, LA

HOW? ‘OR’ WHAT:

For more information, call Tiche Bodet at (985) 867-4166.

WHO:

St. Tammany Project Christmas Inc. is a 501c3 charitable corporation that operates on donations of money and gifts from public and private agencies, businesses, churches, civic organizations and individuals.


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