Disabled veteran isn't particular about gifts
Thursday, November 29, 2001
Mr. D. lives alone and hasn't seen his closest relatives in New York for 12 years. He has no children and will be alone for the holidays.
He is in failing health and suffers back pains. He served in the armed services and is now disabled.
Mr. D isn't too particular about the gifts he'd like for Christmas. He needs sheets and pillowcases for a twin-size bed, toiletries and disposable razors.
He collects model cars and airplanes, preferably those in die-cast metals.
Mr. D. could use some blue jeans in size 44 waist, 30 length, socks and extra-large wool shirts.
Gifts like paper goods and toiletry items, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoos, soap and pet foods are needed to distribute to many Christmas for the Elderly recipients. Fruit baskets, stamps or gift certificates at discount and grocery stores also would be helpful.
Dish towels, washcloths, towels and cleaning supplies are at the top of many seniors' lists this year. Other necessities are sweat suits in a variety of sizes and colors. Slippers and bath robes make good gifts.
The Southeast Missourian newspaper will collect gifts for Christmas for the Elderly at its Cape Girardeau and Jackson offices. The Cape Girardeau Jaycees also are helping with the project..
Tax-deductible donations may be mailed to Christmas for the Elderly, P.O. Box 4, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63702-0004.