The GiGi Project | Seniors

Caring for our Seniors

Our aging population is facing a variety of ongoing challenges that require a shift in lifestyle and the help and assistance of others. Our seniors need support from volunteers and organizations to satisfy their needs and wants, manage their physical and mental health, provide companionship and socializing, and offer transportation. Our partner organizations are here to help and are on a mission to help alleviate hunger and loneliness of our senior neighbors. Learn about opportunities to volunteer and donate.

Want to Volunteer? Check out these opportunities.

Volunteering is great for the community, the organization, and your soul. Consider donating some of your time by signing up for a volunteer opportunity with one of our partner organizations.

Our partner organization, Caring for Friends, provides tins for meals, plastic bags for storage, and labels. However, they are open to receiving donations of sandwich bags, rice, mac and cheese, potatoes, and chicken gravy. They are seeking volunteers who can cook, assemble the meals, and pack. Kids are welcome! View the volunteer opportunities here.

Featured Event

St. Martin of Tours Parish’s Annual Day of Service Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20, 2020 // 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Why: Caring for Friends Meal Preparation, Homeless Care Package Assembly, No Sew Fleece Blanket for Kids and more. Each activity will be going on in separate areas.

Notes: You do not need to come for the entire service day. Come/go as you please. Donations are not needed for Caring for Friends for the Jan. 20th meeting as local businesses have already donated for this event. If you cooked a turkey frozen, please save it for the Jan. 29th meeting and defrost it prior to meeting so it is easy to serve.

Schedule:
8:30 am to 9:15 am – Registration in the Front Lobby
9:30 am – Opening Prayer Service
9:45 am to 11:30 am – Service Activities
11:30 am – Noon Clean Up

Featured Event

Caring for Friends Meal Packing

January 29, 2020 // 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Why: Caring for Friends.

Notes: If you cooked a turkey frozen, please bring it to this meeting and defrost it prior so it is easy to serve. We will let you know what additional donations are needed as we get closer to this date.

Organizations Accepting Donations

The following organizations are certified 501(c)(3) organizations in the region and are currently accepting monetary donations.

Caring for Friends

The work of Caring for Friends is driven through their mission to alleviate hunger and loneliness felt by our senior neighbors and others in the Philadelphia area who are isolated, homebound, or disabled. They are always in need of financial support and any donation is greatly appreciated.

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Not Sure Which Cause to Support?
Donate Directly to the Gigi Project

The Gigi Project accepts monetary donations of any size from individuals and companies. The funds are distributed quarterly to organizations listed on our site based on their needs at the time of the donation. We will keep you updated on how your donation was distributed and its impact.

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Ready to Get Involved?

To become a part of our community and get involved with our causes, you can volunteer or make a donation. Learn more about how you can contribute.