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.