Elves for Elders

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Becoming an Elf is easy.

Click HERE to sign-up for 2020.

Calling All Elves!

Imagine making the holidays special this year for an elder.

Now you can help REAL Services by joining the ELVES for ELDERS Program for the Holiday Season. Since 2004, REAL Services has been spreading JOY to seniors in Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, and St. Joseph counties in Northern Indiana. You, your organization, or family can make a REAL difference by ‘adopting’ an elder (or more than one) and providing them with much-needed items from a “client-specific wish list” such as: nuts, candy, clothing, toiletries, calendars, slippers, puzzle books or puzzles, cleaning supplies, paper products, or other practical items.

This is a great opportunity for families, businesses, community groups, and anyone that would like to spread holiday cheer. You will be helping seniors ranging in age from 60 to 103!

4 Ways to Participate 

1  To adopt, shop, purchase, and deliver to the senior’s home, please complete the short application by clicking HERE.

2  To adopt, shop, purchase, and drop off the gifts at REAL Services, (St. Joseph or Elkhart counties (in Northern Indiana) ONLY – LIMITED number of wish lists are available) please email your request to me at allen2@realservices.org.   Other volunteers or REAL Services staff will deliver the gifts you purchased.

3  Not adopting, but would like to participate?  REAL Services senior clients love gift cards!!  Please consider purchasing Meijer, Walmart, Kroger, or Martin’s Supermarket gift cards and dropping them off to Elves for Elders (Allen Holt) at 1151 S. Michigan Street in South Bend, Indiana 46601.  We will find the senior who would love to receive a gift card or two for the holidays.

4  If you would like to make a financial contribution to Elves for Elders so that our staff can shop and deliver the gifts, please click HERE.  Choose Elves for Elders in the Program Specific Drop-Down Box.


It’s Easy and Makes Such A Difference

The holidays can sometimes be lonely for seniors, who may not have anyone to share it with, and the ELVES FOR ELDERS PROGRAM makes sure they are not forgotten during this season. You, and others in your organization, may be the only visitor a client has for the holiday season and you get to experience the delight that your kindness offers. Isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

Are You or Your Organization Ready to Be Part of the Elves for Elders Program?

Elves for Elders is a great opportunity for a family or group to make a difference in others’ lives over the holiday.

Thank you for making a REAL difference this holiday season!

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