Gifts for Grannies 2014


Join us in honoring the elderly this Christmas! 

The holidays are an exciting time of year for most.  Unfortunately, there are countless elderly people right here in our community who will not receive a gift and will likely spend the holidays alone.  We want to make sure we remind our seniors how important they are to us and let them know that they are not forgotten.  Would you like to be part of this amazing heart-warming experience?

There are lots of ways you can help:

  • DONATE a NEW, UNWRAPPED gift.  Click here for Suggested Gifts
    Place a DONATION BOX at your church or place of business, etc.  Call us (254) 772-7600, we have plenty!
  • Give a MONETARY donation to help purchase hard to find items.
  • WRAP GIFTS with us Saturday, December 13th, from 9am-12pm at Friends for Life (5000 Lakewood Drive).  All ages are welcome.  Bring the family!  We will have gifts ready to be delivered that day.
  • Come to the Big Texas Christmas Present at the Texas Ranger Museum (off I-35 and University Parks Drive) Saturday, December 13th from 1pm-3pm.  KBGO/Big95 will be broadcasting live and Mi Familia Car Club will have classic cars on display.  Bring a NEW, UNWRAPPED gift and receive FREE ADMISSION to the Texas Ranger Museum!
  • DELIVER GIFTS to seniors any time between now and December 24.  Come by Friends for Life to pick up gifts to deliver.

DO YOU KNOW an elderly person who would like to receive a Christmas gift?  If so please let us know.  Call (254) 772-7600 today!

Friends for Thanksgiving: Another Beautiful Year of Serving

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Friends for Thanksgiving a huge success!  Over 200 volunteers showed up early Thanksgiving morning to do their part to make sure the elderly and people with disabilities received a warm meal.  Just to name a few of those who helped bring it all togeher… Top Hand Cowboy Church, Stonegate Community Church, Journey Christian Fellowship, Harris Creek Baptist Church, Baylor students, The staff of American Bank… and MANY, MANY MORE!  Over 417 meals were delivered this year!

From Frank Alexander’s kitchen crew, to Ric and Patty Klein who coordinated the maps/routes for the drivers, to Lana Woods who coordinated the food donations, the Friends for Life staff, and all the volunteers who packaged and delivered meals…WE THANK YOU!  We ALSO appreciate the continued support from Cargill, Texas Roadhouse, Sysco Central Texas, and Coca-Cola.  Thank You again for another wonderful and successful year!

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Big Texas Christmas Present

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, Friends for Life and KBGO Big 95 have teamed up for the “Big Texas Christmas Present” to benefit Gifts for Grannies and Grandpas too!

We are collecting items for the elderly and people with disabilities who have no one to remember them during the holiday season. Donations will be accepted at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 13th, and anyone making a donation will receive free admission to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame – one admission per item. Big 95 will broadcast live from 1-3pm. Thanks for helping to make a difference!GiftsRoundEMailSizeWISH LIST:

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES: Billfolds / Purses, Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Ladies loose fitting house dresses (med. thru 3x), Ladies nightgown (med. thru 3x), Non-Skid Slippers Robes for Men & Women in various sizes, Shawls, Short sleeve t-shirts (med. thru 3x), Slipper Socks Socks, Knitted Caps, Warm-up or Sweat Suits, Washable Cardigan Sweaters

PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS: Bath Powders, Body & Hand Lotions, Colognes / Perfumes, Combs / Hair brushes, Hair Clips, Make-up Kits, Shampoo/Conditioner, Shaving Cream / Aftershave,

ITEMS TO BRIGHTEN A ROOM: 12” Decorated Christmas Trees, Calendars, Door Wreaths w/hanger (all occasions), Music Boxes, Potpourri, Sachets, Small Figurines

MISCELLANEOUS GIFTS: All-Occasion Greeting Cards w/ envelopes, Blankets, Dominoes, Large or Giant-print Bibles or Devotionals, Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzles, Large Print Crossword Puzzle Books, Magnifying Glasses, Playing Cards (large numbers), Pocket Radios w/ batteries, Postage Stamps, Small Electric Heaters, Stuffed Animals, Wrapping Paper (no Bows Please)

If you would like to make a donation or pick up a donation box please contact Becky at 254-772-7600 x 110 or bring them to 5000 Lakewood Dr. Waco, TX.