Project Deliver the LOVE is one of the ways Perry Lutheran Homes engages and equips our community to fight the silent epidemic of elderly loneliness in a very visible, impactful and meaningful way. This event is all about celebrating, serving, engaging and connecting with elderly citizens forming lasting connections leading to future visits. The simplest of things can be the most meaningful to help elderly folks to remember they are loved and not forgotten.
On Wednesday, May 4, over 150 volunteers will be delivering smiles, warm greetings, and baskets full of love and encouragement to 400 elderly men and women in Perry and northern Dallas County through “Project Deliver the LOVE.” This feel-good, home-grown event brings the community together to do good, have fun, give back, and celebrate our elderly friends and neighbors. Volunteer spots will fill up fast, so community members are encouraged to sign up early.
“Project Deliver the LOVE” was created and launched in May 2021 by Perry Lutheran Homes together with a volunteer committee. In 2021, #DifferenceMakers (volunteers) assembled and hand-delivered baskets full of encouragement and love to over 350 elderly people. The goal for this year’s “Project Deliver the LOVE” event is to assemble and personally deliver baskets to over 400 elderly people in our community living in their own homes or in one of Perry’s senior living communities. To accomplish this, Perry Lutheran Homes needs 150 volunteers to help “deliver the love” on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
Basket assembly will take place at Perry Lutheran Homes Eden Acres Campus located at 1300 28th Street, Perry. The first volunteer shift starts at 9AM. Each volunteer will assemble baskets and then deliver those baskets to elderly residents in the community. Volunteers will get to see firsthand how they are impacting the lives of the elderly basket recipients as they “deliver the love.” The last volunteer shift starts at 3PM. Volunteers will need to be age 12 and over to assemble baskets and age 16 and over with a valid driver’s license to be a driver for delivery. Volunteers will be screened upon arrival, sanitize hands and given proper PPE if needed.
Medium to large baskets (12” or more in diameter) with handles are needed to make “Project Deliver the LOVE” a success. Baskets can be dropped off at Perry Lutheran Homes’ Eden Acres Campus at 1300 28th Street, Perry.
If you’re not able to volunteer, but would like to share some love with a financial contribution, your gift will be used to purchase needed supplies and basket items to make “Project Deliver the LOVE” a success. Make a gift online at https://perrylutheranhome.networkforgood.com/projects/95263-project-deliver-the-love or send a check with a notation “Project Deliver the LOVE” to Perry Lutheran Homes Business Office at 1300 28th Street, Perry, IA 50220. If your business or service organization would like to contribute financially to “Project Deliver the LOVE,” there are fantastic sponsorship opportunities. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Sara Nefzger at snefzger@PerryLutheranHomes.org or 515-465-5342 ext. 232.
Perry Lutheran Homes is your locally owned and managed, Christian Caring Community serving Perry and surrounding communities for over 65 years. Perry Lutheran Homes offers innovative, personalized, Christ-centered living and care at three campuses in Perry, IA – Spring Valley Campus, King’s Garden’s Campus and Eden Acres Campus. Services include independent and assisted living, award-winning memory care, in-home care, respite care, skilled nursing care, rehabilitative therapy, intermediate and long-term care, end-of-life care and meals on wheels. Learn more about Perry Lutheran Homes at https://perrylutheranhomes.org/
Date and Time
Wednesday May 4, 2022 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1.5 hour shifts anytime from 9AM to 4:30PM
(assembly and/or hand-delivery)
Perry Lutheran Homes Eden Acres Campus
1300 28th Street
Perry, IA 50220
FREE to Volunteer/Participate
Donations Accepted for Baskets