Welcome one of our new volunteers

It’s always wonderful to meet new people and spend together.  Along with doing our pet projects, one of the best parts about the time we spend with the seniors, is getting to share stories from our lives.  It brings our seniors and volunteers closer together by building new friendships.  This month we had the pleasure of meeting Aina Ma from Chicago.  She had us in stitches with her stories and jokes.  Looking forward to what she has to share next month.

It was a Boo-Boo Bag Day

With the help of our ladies, Karen, Martha and Teresa, we put together 26 Boo-Boo Bags.  Each bag has 30 items, so we bagged 780 individual items.  This year we added four new first aid pieces to our bags, an emergency blanket, eye wash, burn gel and iodine swabsticks.  Thank you ladies for another lovely and productive day together.

Las Vegas Review Journal Story

I want to thank Kailyn Brown with the North Las Vegas View of the Las Vegas Review Journal,  for writing such a wonderful story about Seniors To The Rescue.  We appreciate the time she spent with us and the wonderful volunteers at Sunrise Senior Assisted Living.

Henderson-based nonprofit

a boost to pets’ and seniors’ health

 

Selma F. Bartlett Elementary School Dollar Drive

Thank you to the children at Selma F. Bartlett’s Elementary School for picking Seniors To The Rescue to be their non-profit organization to support with their year long Dollar Drive.  Thank you to their teachers, Ms Shapiro, Ms Mac Lean, Ms Boyce, Ms Hensel, Ms McCall, Ms Powers and Ms Speiser for being a part of it. It was wonderful meeting all of them from kindergarten though 5th grade.  I forgot how inquisitive children are.  It was refreshing to start my day in such a positive way.

The funds will be used to purchase items for our Boo-Boo Bag program.   It was our very first project and will continue in the memory of my Mother, Terry, who was the inspiration for Seniors To The Rescue.  Thank you Mom.

Terry finishing our very first Boo-Boo Bag on March 30, 2013.

PawXmas Bags for PAL Humane Society

This Holiday Season we selected PAL Humane Society to help with a very special project they like to do at the holiday. 

PAL Humane Society is a non-profit organization.  One of their missions is to help people care for their pets by providing food.  Each year at Christmas they like to give a special gift to the families and their pets.  So Seniors To The Rescue put together 70 PawXmas gift bags for their pets.

In the bags we put a combination of extra fun items we purchased, as well as project items our seniors made this year: Snuggle Beddies blankets, Give a Dog-A-Bone bags and our Kit & Play toys

Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue Event – December 10, 2016

Seniors To The Rescue has donated Boo-Boo Bags, our pet first aid kits, for Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue adoption event. If you’re looking to adopt or just want to stop by for some fun, make sure to purchase a Boo-Boo Bag to help support their rescue efforts. 

Ladies from Sunrise making Boo-Boo Bags: Helen, Gloria, Cloe, Terry, Mary, Grace and Sandy

Ladies from Sunrise making Boo-Boo Bags
Helen, Gloria, Cloe, Terry, Mary, Grace and Sandy

Give-A-Dog-A-Bone

Had a fun time with the ladies at Atria Sutton baking dog biscuits and Sunrise Assisted Living bagging them for our Give-A-Dog-A-Bone program.

Cat Toys for Local Rescues

Had a fun time making cats toys with the ladies at Sunrise Assisted Living.  I was once told that cats that are playing are more likely to be adopted.  The toys will be donated to a local rescue.

 

Boo-Boo Bags for Sale at Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas

We’re excited to be helping Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas with our Boo-Boo Bags.  The ladies from Sunrise Senior Living made 35 bags to help start off their 2016 sales.

Who is Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas?  Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas is a 501(c)3  non-profit organization whose dedicated volunteers aim to reduce the number of dogs and cats lost in the shelter system by promoting owner retention with programs that  provide food, veterinary care, and training assistance.  They focus their outreach and educational efforts in the under-served areas to reduce the numbers of dogs and cats that enter the shelters.

On June 20, 2015 they opened their own discount supply store and adoption center at: 1750 S. Rainbow Blvd #4, Las Vegas, NV 89146  where you’ll be able to purchase a Boo-Boo Bag for only $ 5.00.

 

 

Birdie Buddy Fun

Had fun with Smokey, Eddy and Helen from Atria Sutton Senior Living making Birdie Buddy toys for the local parrot rescue.  We made 18 toys which took over 800 pieces of cardboard.   Time for me to start cutting and punching holes again for the next round.