Mary Kay consultants brighten the holidays for Woodside residents
Christmas was a little brighter for 95 residents at Woodside Village Care Center December 20.
Melanie Greenawalt and her fellow Mary Kay ‘Car Team’ unit managed to raise the funds and sponsors to put together a comfort-type gift to hand out to every resident at the facility.
“That was our goal,” said Greenawalt. “We had 85 covered, and our husbands helped us sponsor the final ten,” she said of her own husband and teammate Angie Kilgore’s husband.
Greenawalt said the Mary Kay organization holds the “Adopt a Grand par ent” program each year but delivers the ‘gifts’ to wherever the sponsor asks them to.
“We decided to do just one nursing home and try to give to all the residents,” she explained.
The $20 gift was the same for all recip i ents: a pair of fuzzy socks, Mint Bliss Ener giz ing Lotion for Feet and Legs, Hand Cream, and a bag of sugar-free candy.
The group col lect ing donations from more than 40 donors all over Morrow County. The effort was organized by Greenawalt, Kilgore, Mandy Nippert and Kim Rowe. The group of Mary Kay consultants started in the dining hall, handing out the gifts to residents about to enjoy their evening meal. For those still in their rooms, the unit hand delivered the packages.