Gifts for Grannies

Help Us Celebrate

The Spirit of Christmas

Many elderly and people with disabilities have no one to remember them this holiday season. Their needs and wishes for Christmas might go unfulfilled without your help.

Volunteers are Needed to make phone calls, pick up gifts from drop-off locations and join us for our annual

Here are the items to donate for men and women:

Clothing & Accessories: Robes, Short sleeve TShirts:  Med. thru 3X, robes, sweat suits (Lg. – 3X), washable cardigan sweaters – (Lg. – 2X), gloves, socks, white tube socks, billfolds, coin purses, handkerchiefs, non-skid slippers, house hoes, stocking caps, shawls.

Personal Care Products

Items to Brighten a Room such as music boxes, knickknacks, poinsettias, calendars, door wreaths for all occasions.

Fun Stuff: Stuffed animals, large print crossword puzzels, playing cards with large numbers, dominoes, gift bags

Items for Comfort: Large Print Bibles and Devotionals, Blankets, Small Ceramic Heaters

Can you help?

 Contact Friends for Life, 5000 Lakewood Dr. Waco, TX 76710, 254-772-7600 or email Donna Baugh @

Help Us Make Someone’s Christmas Special

GiftsLinearEMailSizeGifts for Grannies and Grandpas, too is one of the oldest of the Friends for Life programs.  We deliver over 1000 gifts to seniors and persons with disabilities every year.  We need churches and businesses willing to display a donation box provided by FFL.  We need volunteers to wrap and deliver presents.  And we need presents, lots of presents.  Even the smallest thing is so appreciated.  Cash donations are also accepted if you would like us to do your shopping for you.  If you are willing to help us, please call Donna Baugh at 772-7600 ext 110.

Here are some photos from 2015:

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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!

Baylor Staff Council

Baylor Staff Council made a slam-dunk this week with their “Sink the Socks” campaign benefiting Friends for Life!  Over 553 pairs of socks were collected to warm the feet of our elderly clients and adults with disabilities.  Thank You Amy Williams and committee for bringing it all together, along with everyone at Baylor who made this campaign a huge success! If you would like to donate new items for our elderly and people with disabilities please contact Becky at 254-772-8100 x 110.

Baylor Sink the Socks

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