By no means do I wish to imply that we begrudge our participants their enjoyment of our programs. Our purpose is not to make money, but to enhance the lives of our county’s senior adults. My only point here is to explain the perpetual need for fundraising.
We are continually asking our community for donations of every kind – money, prizes, food, supplies, and services. It takes all those things to keep us running.
If you would like to help Mineral Wells Senior Center this year, here are a few suggestions. Consider sponsoring some meals at $3 each for seniors on low, fixed incomes. We would be grateful for donations of letter or postcard stamps, or copy paper of any color. Printer ink is a big expense for us, as are center-pull paper towels, toilet tissue and cleaning supplies for our restrooms. Sturdy, disposable forks, spoons and bowls would be great for our free movie-night suppers. We go through lots of sugar, creamers and sweeteners for coffee and tea every day. And we always need prizes like $5 gifts cards for parties and dances.
Right now we’re accepting donations for our annual Gigantic Garage Sale that will be held in the Ft. Wolters activity building Friday-Saturday, March 8 and 9. For a $10 donation you can shop the Early-Bird sale at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 7.
We also need people to supply breakfast and lunch for the sheriff’s trustees who will be helping us set up the garage sale from Monday through Wednesday of that week, March 4-6. If you or your church, club or civic group would be willing to provide drinks, snacks or meals for the trustees and senior volunteers that week, please give us a call at (940) 325-6470 for more details.
Fundraising is a dominating proposition for anyone, even a seasoned former missionary. That’s why I am grateful for a community that rallies to support us in so many ways. With your help, I’m looking forward to a year filled with growth, health, fellowship and fun at the Senior Center.