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Source: La Mesa Chamber of Commerce

October 10, 2018 (La Mesa) -- The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce encourages you to join them and make a difference in the lives of La Mesa homebound seniors. The Chamber is gathering items now through November 30th for 24 seniors as part of its annual drive.

The Chamber’s goal is to collect, purchase and assemble items and place them in large gift baskets and gift bags that will be delivered along with a hot turkey dinner and all of the trimmings to the selected seniors by the La Mesa Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol.

Due to delivery schedule, the deadline to receive the gifts for seniors is Friday, November 30th. This will allow time to wrap all of the items, prepare all of the gift baskets and purchase the items needed.

“The Chamber plans to make this holiday special for these wonderful members of our community!” says Chamber President Mary England. “We ask that if you wish to donate items from your pantry, please double check the expiration date on those items and make sure they have not expired.”

 Here are suggested items you can purchase to donate to this year’s gift baskets: Canned soups, canned vegetables, canned fruits, packets of crackers, packets of pasta or macaroni & cheese, bars of soap, tubes of tooth paste, packs of tissues, bottles of hand soaps, bottles of hand sanitizer, pens and pads of paper. Gift cards in any denomination from the following locations: Walmart, Target, or any grocery store.

“If you have another item you believe will put a smile on their faces, by all means drop them off!” says England. “We want to make this a memorable holiday for our home bound seniors again this year.”

Remember, all donated items must be received by Friday, November 30th. They can be delivered to the La Mesa Chamber office: 8080 La Mesa Blvd., Suite 212 or next door to Fran Smith in Suite 214, La Mesa, CA. Monday – Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Mary England is also available 7 days a week to meet donors and pick up those items from you. Contact Mary England on her cell 619-251-7730.

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