Help a senior by giving the gift of the holiday spirit this year

Published: Nov. 14, 2018 at 6:41 PM EST
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SARASOTA (WWSB) - You can help give seniors a little holiday spirit this winter.

Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee is holding the 13th annual Shoe Box Reception and Holiday Mart on December 2 from 5-7pm. There will be complimentary appetizers and desserts, a cash bar, an auction, 50/50 raffle, a magician and complimentary photo booth, and vendors at the holiday mart.

Admission is free if you bring a shoe box with gifts inside that has been wrapped. Otherwise, admission is a $20 donation to Meals on Wheels Plus.

The organization hopes to collect 1,000 shoe boxes that volunteers and staff will deliver to seniors throughout the holidays. Sometimes, a shoe box with gifts inside is all a senior will receive.

The 13th annual Show Box Reception and Holiday Mart will be located at the Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch at 15804 Clearlake Avenue in Lakewood Ranch.

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