HANDS Giftbag Donation Tracker

Thank you for helping meet our goal of filling 1,000+ giftbags for older Vermonters this holiday season!

To ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, and especially the seniors, we have changed the giftbag process. We are requesting specific items and encourage people to donate larger quantities of the single items instead of mixed goods. This will reduce the amount of handling and sorting and ensure that each senior gets a full bag of much-needed food, useful toiletries, and special items.

Please consider a monetary donation instead of food items so that we can maximize the impact of your gift by buying in bulk.

The chart below shows what what we have received so far and what items are still needed. Please use this donation pledge form to let us know what you’re planning to contribute. (And if you’d like to giftwrap the items yourself, that’s great—please just make sure you stick a label on the whole batch so we know what it is. We have wrapping paper and tape if you’d like to pick that up in Burlington.)

Contact Jess Hyman at jessicahymanvt@gmail.com or 802-598-3139 for more information.

Thank you so much!

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Each senior receives a giftbag along with their home-delivered meal on Christmas Day.  We try to stick with helpful basics and are always seeking:

  • Financial contributions in any amount
  • Socks
  • Handmade hats & scarves
  • Canned soup / meals
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Pasta
  • Tomato sauce
  • Apple sauce
  • Large boxes of raisins
  • Low-sugar granola bars
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Art supplies (colored pencils, water colors adult coloring book, drawing paper)
  • Hannaford grocery store giftcards ($20)

If you would like to donate items, please fill in this form or contact Jess Hyman at jessicahymanvt@gmail.com or 802-598-3139. Thank you so much!