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10/6/2023 - Southbury Senior Center Annual Holiday Cheer Donation Drive

Dear Community Member,

The Southbury Senior Center is gearing up for its Annual Holiday Cheer drive to bring cheer to Southbury seniors during the holiday season. The Southbury Senior Services Department identifies seniors who may be isolated and/or in need of some holiday happiness. This program relies heavily upon the generous donations from the community.

Due to the popularity of our “themed” approach these past few years, we are once again creating “theme/experience” gift baskets for our seniors. We request that all donations to be delivered to the Southbury Senior Center by Friday, December 1, 2023.

If you or your organization would like to participate, please consider contributing in one of the following ways:

  • Donate completed basket(s), see next page for theme ideas
  • Donate individual item(s) for the staff to construct baskets (see below for needed items)
  • Monetary Donations for the staff to purchase additional items/gift cards. We accept cash or checks made payable to Town of Southbury, please include Holiday Cheer in the memo line.

Last year, the Southbury Senior Services Department delivered 65 baskets to seniors in need. Our goal for 2023 is to collect, create and distribute 75 holiday cheer baskets. Please help us achieve this goal!

Thank you for your ongoing support of our senior community!

With gratitude,

Andrea B. Corcoran
Director of Senior Services
Southbury Senior Center
(203) 262-0651

Southbury Senior Center 2023 Holiday Cheer Program
Items Requested/Needed

Cozy Winter Night:

  • Mugs
  • Hot cocoa/Coffee/Tea
  • Tins of cookies/Chocolates
  • Pajamas (men and women’s)
  • Slippers/Socks
  • Lap blanket
  • Large print novels
  • Crossword/Puzzles Books

Pasta Night:

  • Gourmet pasta
  • Sauce/Spices
  • Specialty vinegar/oils
  • Wooden Spoons
  • Apron/Pot Holders
  • Wine
  • Recipe Cards

Gone to the dogs!:

  • Dog Food/Treats
  • Leash
  • Dog Toys
  • Grooming Kit

Are you Kitten Me?

  • Cat Chow/Treats
  • Kitty Litter
  • Cat toys/Catnip
  • Blanket


  • Microwaveable heating pads/bags
  • Essential oil diffusers/oils
  • Specialty lotion/Soaps
  • Slippers
  • Facemasks

It’s All About Art:

  • Mini Canvases
  • Paintbrushes/Paint
  • Art Markers/Colored Pencils
  • Craft Kits
  • Paint by numbers/Adult Coloring Pages

Fun & Games:

  • Playing Cards
  • Puzzle Books (Crossword, Word Find, Sudoku)
  • Board Games
  • Jigsaw Puzzles

Brunch Basket

  • Pancake Mix
  • Gourmet Syrup/Jams
  • Pretty paper plates & napkins
  • Gourmet granola
  • Champagne

One for the Guys

  • Gourmet nuts
  • Beef Jerky
  • Good Bottle Opener
  • Beer
  • Nice Shaving Kit

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Small denomination gift cards of $5 - $10 to Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, Etc.
  • Gift cards to Local Restaurants, Movie Theater
  • Calendars geared to men and women
  • Stamps/Greeting Cards/Stationary
  • Bus Cards for the Senior Center bus-(in town cards $15 or $20, Dial a Ride Medical $15)

gift baskets