▶️ Project CO Stockings seeks donations to bring cheer to local seniors

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A High Desert group wants to deliver holiday cheer to local seniors this season. But they could use some of your help in the form of stocking stuffer donations.

For the third year in a row, Project Central Oregon Stockings prepared goodie bags to put in their handmade holiday stockings.

Their goal is to deliver 1,000 stockings with gifts to every resident in Central Oregon assisted living memory care facilities around the region.

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“Just being able to bring a group of people, like-minded people together that want to reach out and to do something kind for people that really have a need, especially during the holiday seasons,” said Cheryl Garr with Project Central Oregon Stockings.

This year, they have 80 people volunteering their time for the cause.

Project organizers say they still need donations of items to fill the stockings. You can call 541-633-3913 to donate.

Suggestions for donations include candles, non-slip socks, playing cards, magazines, gloves, activity books, doodle pads with pens, holiday decorations, a personal note with pictures, holiday toys, intricate coloring books with color pencils, battery operated tea lights, ornaments, Chapstick, face cloths, kitchen towels, stickers, crossword puzzles, mini calendars, brushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, nail polish, hand towels, lotion, hair ties, combs, nutritious snacks and hand-made items.

Here is a list of places where you can donate, provided by Project CO Stockings:

Bend

The Reed residence

  • 541-410- 0283 — Call ahead and she will provide the address

Regency Village Assisted Living-Bend

  • 127 SE Wilson, Bend
  • 541-317-3544 — Call ahead to confirm someone is there and/or to let them know you are coming

Redmond

Cheryl Garr

  • 541-633- 3913 — Call ahead to get address

Redmond Senior Center

  • 325 Dogwood Ave., Redmond
  • 541-548-6325 — Call beforehand

Madras

Chinook Place Memory & Assisted Living

  • 470 Oak, Madras
  • 541-325-4226

Prineville

Carriage Place Memory & Assisted Living Care

  • 150 SE Williamson Dr.
  • 541-362-2133

 

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