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Holiday Cheer project seeking donations for senior holiday gift bags

Holiday Cheer 2013 is a project of RSVP and the Senior Outreach Nurses, who deliver holiday gift bags to 150 homebound seniors in Nevada County. Donations needed for the gift bags include lap robes, note pads, cards, stationery, hats, greeting cards, mittens, gloves, Christmas cards, socks, puzzles, handkerchiefs and hankies, yarn, scarves lotions, shampoos, pencils, pens, razors, after shave, shaving cream and wrapped candy (regular and sugar free).

Items may be dropped off at the RSVP office at 471 Sutton Way, #202, Grass Valley, starting now, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday up until Thursday, Dec. 5. For more information, call 530-271-0255.

RSVP will also include a plate of assorted home-baked cookies with each gift bag. If you like to bake, we can use both sugar free and regular cookies (clearly marked as such). Drop them off at the RSVP office before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 9, gift bags will be assembled and prepared for delivery to approximately 150 homebound seniors as part of the Senior Outreach Nurses' Holiday Cheer program. These bags will include small gift items, treats and home-baked cookies, and for some, much-needed groceries.

Volunteers are needed to help assemble the gift bags Monday, Dec. 9 through Thursday, Dec. 12. If you can help, contact Donna Kearns at 530-477-7196.