PICKAWAY – The Red Cross Senior Giving trees are up and ready for 2022.
For the last sixteen years the American Red Cross in Pickaway County has gone into area nursing homes to gather Christmas Wish Lists and with the help of the community has managed to provide holiday cheer each year to the residents there. For ten of those years, Wesbanco in Circleville has been the central collection for the area.
There are 323 residents in our 4 Pickaway County Nursing Homes in our county. It’s pretty easy to participate, just pull a tag, purchase the items and bring the gifts in gift bags to WesBanco Bank at 1210 N Court St. Circleville, OH 43113.
Tags are located at the following places. Trinity Lutheran Church, Gibby’s, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, Ashville and Circleville Apothecaries, Circleville and South Bloomfield Kingston National Banks, Ashville IGA, WesBanco Circleville, and The Pickaway County Library.
Red Cross’s mission statement is, “To provide holiday cheer to area seniors in nursing homes with the help of the nursing homes’ Activities Directors. We will accomplish this through the support of the community in Pickaway County. Any and all donations will remain in Pickaway County to serve our local community.”
“This charity was created by a red cross volunteer in the Pickaway area 16 years ago. I’m not sure what made her do this but she saw a need in the nursing homes to do this and every year this has grown into something amazing,” said Rod Cook Executive Director for Red Cross.