DICSA collects donations for the annual donation tree

KINGSFORD, Mich. (WLUC) – These wrapped gifts are slippers, pajamas, toiletries and more for seniors in need. The Dickinson-Iron Community Service Agency (DICSA) continues to collect more donations for its 6th annual donation tree.

“We are geared towards helping the elderly, home delivery meals, we have transportation,” said Kathy Arnold, director of DICSA RSVP.

65 seniors will receive gifts this holiday season as a result of this effort.

“A lot of these seniors have been named by a home delivery meal driver, a transport driver, our family ties have named a few,” Arnold said.

The community has already adopted 45 seniors and 20 seniors still need sponsors. Each wishlist is unique.

“Some said they needed laundry soap, garbage bags, so it’s some wants and some need,” Arnold said.

DICSA will deliver gifts to seniors in homes and nursing homes in Dickinson and Iron Counties. Six volunteers are leading the project, and more help is always needed.

“We work to welcome the volunteer, regardless of their availability. The program requires you to volunteer at least one hour per year, ”said Arnold.

Arnold says she oversees a total of 125 volunteers. They help out in places like the VA Hospital, the local Animal Shelter, and the Cancer Loan Closet.

“A lot of these places wouldn’t even work without volunteers,” said Arnold.

If you would like to get involved, you can call DICSA at (906) 774-2256.

You can drop off your donations at the DICSA office on Carpenter Street until Friday. All gifts will be delivered by volunteers in time for Christmas.

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