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Holiday Care Packages

Holiday care packages - A focus for Empower is helping our senior community members. Please consider donating to people in the communities of Lyons & Decatur during the holiday season.  Here are some ideas, but any useful item is appreciated.

  • Adult hats, mittens, socks
  • a book of crossword puzzles, word search or other puzzles (large print) with a fun pencil/pen, sticky notes, deck of cards
  • Teabags, coffee, hot chocolate, coffee mug
  • toiletries: disposable razors, a comb, flavored lip balm, tissues
  • microwave popcorn or candy like jelly beans, gummy bears, malted milk balls or boxed candy
  • a gift card to a local store or restaurant (these can be as little as $5.00)
  • a small seasonal decoration to hang in the window or on the doorknob, or a refrigerator magnet
  • small hand sanitizer gel, bath, hand soap, lotion, mouthwash, toothpaste, shampoo
  • a hand towel, bath towels, wash cloths
  • lens cleaner
  • Blanket
  • Laundry or dishwashing soap
  • 2017 Calendar
  • Paper towels, toilet paper, and napkins
  • Body soap, shampoo, deodorant
  • cash donation to be used to buy items for holiday gift packages


*Please send donations to the school, First National Bank, Lyons Library, or the Senior Center.

*Deadline: December 16th


Thanks for making someone’s holiday brighter.


If you have questions, please email 17kellywakeley@lyonsdecaturschools.org Or 17lexiebacon@lyonsdecaturschools.org


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