Senior giving trees help seniors in need

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Family Service Agency Senior Giving Tree has become an annual community project that benefits seniors who are lonely and in need.

Ornaments of needy seniors in DeKalb County are available at the Heartland Bank in Genoa or at Family Service Agency in DeKalb. Items needed are things like hats, gloves, scarves, lotion, gift cards and other small items that will let those who are less fortunate enjoy some holiday happiness.

Last year there were 125 requests, more than in previous years. If you would like to help, contact Family Service Agency’s Senior Services department at 815-758-4718. Gifts need to be dropped off no later than Dec. 16 for distribution on Dec. 18 and 19.

Family Service Agency is one of the oldest social service agencies in DeKalb County and devotes its focus to protecting and developing children and older adults through four distinct departments: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Center For Counseling, Children’s Advocacy Center and Senior Services.

For information on any department, please call 815-758-8616.

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