In 2020, the Pleasant View-based club stuffed 0ver 200 stockings for seniors citizens (Photo: Submitted)
November 23, 2021
For the second year in a row, the North Cheatham Civitan Club will be spreading holiday cheer to local senior citizens.
The idea came about last year amidst the pandemic when Kelly Ellis, owner of the Livery Stables in Pleasant View, began feeding seniors through a COVID-related grant.
"After looking at the list of seniors getting meals, we decided we wanted to bring a little joy to them during Christmas," says Heather Curtis, North Cheatham Civitan President.
With hopes of continuing the tradition annually, the Pleasant View-based group of deed-doers plans to make the act of kindness bigger each year. Last year, around 200 stockings were handed out; the goal for this year is 250.
"We want to bring a little cheer and happiness to an often underserved population," Curtis adds.
Ways the public can help: 1. Monetary Donations 2. Physical donations of goods (see list below) 3. Volunteer to help stuff/deliver
Ideas for donations are:
Chapstick Lotion/hand sanitizer Playing cards Notepads/pens Candy Snacks Mini-tissue packs Bookmarks Scarves, hats, mittens Sorting containers for pills
*Just a reminder, the items need to be "mini" or very small so that they can fit into the stockings with other items.
Items can be dropped off at La Belle Naturelle (2515 TN-49, Pleasant View, TN 37146) Tuesday-Friday from 9AM to 6PM or on Saturdays from 10AM to 1PM.
All donations need to be collected by December 7, and they will be stuffed on December 14- time and location to come.
If you would be interested in helping or donating, please feel free to private message Heather Curtis on Facebook, or send her an email at Heatherdcurtis@gmail.com.