This is the time of year when we can show seniors how much we love and appreciate them and our sister station, 99.9 KTDY, is doing just that with their "Shoeboxes for Seniors" campaign.

Shoeboxes for Seniors
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What is "Shoeboxes for Seniors?"

It's a campaign put together by the radio station along with The Blake Assisted Living and Memory Care Community and Cajun Area Agency on Aging where shoeboxes filled with items for seniors are collected and handed out just in time for Christmas.

If you'd like to donate, it's really simple to help out. All you need is an old shoebox or a box that is about the same size as a shoebox. Feel free to decorate the boxes. (All that's asked is that the tops can be removed.)

What kind of items should I put in the box?

Below is a list of recommended items to put in the box:

  • Wipes
  • Fragrant lotions and soaps
  • Chapstick
  • Puzzle books
  • Coloring books and colors
  • Socks with grippers
  • Scarves
  • Deck of cards
  • Games like UNO
  • Dominos
  • Stationary, Post-Its, and pens
  • Magazines
  • Large print books
  • Throw blankets
  • Any item that is considered an "activity item"

Also, feel free to add a cheerful holiday note. For some seniors, it will be the only gift they receive.

One Wall of Shoeboxes
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Where do I drop off my donation?

Drop off your shoeboxes at the Townsquare Media office located at 1749 Bertrand Drive or The Blake at 400 Polly Lane, both in Lafayette.

Deadline to drop off

Shoeboxes will be accepted until Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at the close of business.

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Gallery Credit: Townsquare Media Lafayette

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