LifeStream Services is seeking support from the community to help deliver hope to older adults who are isolated and alone during the holidays with AngelWish. AngelWish is an annual program that coordinates the doorstep delivery of special gifts to isolated seniors in Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne counties. This is often the only visit and gift the recipients will receive during the holidays.
For over 20 years, the AngelWish program has delivered gifts to hundreds of seniors during the holiday season. This is made possible by the generosity of community businesses, clubs, churches, and individuals who ensure the most vulnerable are not forgotten during the holidays. Due to the continued threat of COVID-19, AngelWish recipients will receive a pre-packaged gift set that includes a combination of home safety items and holiday treats.
Below is how individuals and organizations can support AngelWish and isolated seniors:
- Make a monetary donation: With just a $30 donation, a senior will receive a gift box. Donations can be made online at lifestreaminc.org/angelwish or mailed to 1701 Pilgrim Blvd. Yorktown, IN 47396. Please note AngelWish with the donation. Checks should be made payable to LifeStream Services.
- Sign up to be a delivery elf: LifeStream expects to deliver 1,000 gift boxes between December 6 and December 24. Dependable volunteers are needed to help deliver the gift boxes to AngelWish recipients to ensure all boxes are delivered by December 24. People of all ages can volunteer. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Learn more or sign up at lifestreaminc.org/angelwish or contact Laura Bray, Volunteer Services Administrator, at 765-759-3372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Become a sponsor: Sponsorships start at $100 and go up to $2,000. Benefits can include logo and name listed on print and online materials, mentioned in e-newsletters, and the opportunity to provide promotional materials in the gift boxes. Sign up to sponsor AngelWish at lifestreaminc.org/angelwish or contact Angie Jenkins, Outreach Coordinator, at 765-759-1121 or email@example.com.
Learn more about the AngelWish program and its impact on isolated seniors at lifestreaminc.org/angelwish.