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LifeStream’s AngelWish program to brighten the holidays for thousands of isolated and alone seniors.

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November 20, 2018
LifeStream is seeking donations to help them brighten the holidays for seniors who are isolated and alone in East Central Indiana. For many senior citizens across Indiana, the holiday season can be the loneliest time of the year. That’s where LifeStream’s AngelWish comes in.
 
AngelWish is LifeStream’s annual campaign to spread holiday cheer to isolated seniors and people with disabilities. The program coordinates doorstep delivery of packages of food, personal care items, practical necessities, and gifts. For over 20 years, generous businesses, clubs, organizations, churches, and individuals have come together as a community to ensure the most vulnerable are not forgotten during the holidays.
 
Last year alone, LifeStream delivered 1,491 gift packages. LifeStream is excited to touch the lives of even more seniors this holiday season as the program is offered across their 12 county service area – Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne counties.
 
Below is how individuals and organizations can support the AngelWish program: 
  • Volunteer: LifeStream will need assistance in packaging gifts, as well as delivering gift bags to the AngelWish recipients.
  • Donate Items: LifeStream is seeking donations of practical necessity items to place in this year’s bags. Suggested items include peanut butter, tuna, soups, bath soap, hand lotion, shampoo, deodorant, denture cleaner, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, dish washing liquid, tissue paper, etc. Pick up/drop off of items should be coordinated no later than December 1. If you would like to drop off items, please call LifeStream at 765-759-3372 for the drop location nearest you.
  • Sponsor: Benefits can include logo and name listed on print and online materials, name listed in Streamlines newsletter delivered to over 3,500 homes and businesses, as well as the opportunity to provide promotional materials. 
  • Monetary Donations: With every $25 donation, a senior will receive a gift bag and a requested gift of their choice. Checks should be made payable to LifeStream Services and mailed to 1701 Pilgrim Blvd., Yorktown, IN 47396. Please note AngelWish on the check.
Those interested in supporting the AngelWish program should contact Laura Bray, Volunteer Services Administrator, by calling 765-759-3372 or emailing lbray@lifestreaminc.org. You may also fill out the support form by visiting www.lifestreaminc.org/angelwish.
 
Special thank you to Applegate Livestock Equipment, Arbor Trace, Albany Health & Rehab, AseraCare Hospice, Becovic Management Group, Bethel Pointe Health & Rehab, Brookdale Senior Living, Care Force One, Community Hospital Anderson, Deltec Solutions, Earlywine Pest Control, Golden Living Center – Muncie, Help at Home, Individual Support Services, Liberty Village, Lifestyles Homecare, Office 360, Rosebud Village, Stateline Medical Equipment, Summitville Elementary School, The Fickle Peach, The Woodlands, ViaQuest, Wesleyan Health & Rehab, Willowbend Living Center, Yaryan Eye Care Center, and more.
 
LifeStream is an Area Agency on Aging that works to improve the quality of life for people at risk of losing their independence. LifeStream serves over 23,000 seniors and people with disabilities throughout 12 counties in Indiana including Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne. Programs and services include care management, transportation, in-home care, Senior Cafes, home-delivered meals, guardianships, caregiver support, home modifications, information and assistance, volunteer opportunities and more. For more about the organization call (800) 589-1121 or visit online at www.lifestreaminc.org and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lifestreamservices.
Contact:
Laura Bray, Volunteer Services Administrator
(765) 759-3372