Lifeline Shoebox Ministry delivers necessities

Lifeline Shoebox Ministry delivers necessities
December 24
00:00 2015
Oak Forest Health and Rehab center resident Emma Robinson is the great- grandmother of former Wake Forest star Josh Howard. She enjoys her present with neighbor Shirley Jackson-Scott.

Chronicle Staff Report

Volunteers helped Lifeline Shoebox Ministry deliver little boxes filled with necessities to those living at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities on Sunday, Dec. 20.

Last year the non-profit delivered 550 boxes to 12 facilities filled with shampoo, deodorant, socks, lotion and other personal items.

Wanda Reid, who started the Lifeline Shoebox Ministry in 2008, personally delivers the shoeboxes between Dec. 20-24. She said she gives a box to everyone staying at every facility she visits. She said that since Medicaid only gives those in nursing homes $30 a month for personal expenses, it’s a deeply appreciated gesture.

“It’s about fulfilling a need, but it’s about the love as well,” said Reid.

To donate to Lifeline Shoebox Ministry, call 336-546-7015. 

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