provided to Santiva Chronicle
Students at the Sanibel School became neighbors helping neighbors by creating Halloween pop-up cards for the FISH OF SANCAP Senior Box Program. In October, community service volunteers Jackson and McKenna Sprecher delivered the boxes to island seniors.
Distributed monthly, Senior Boxes is a program that launched in August to help combat the growing issue of isolation among seniors.
Inspired by the current subscription box trend where participants receive boxes of products and goodies regularly, FISH volunteers deliver these to island seniors on a monthly basis. Contents may include items like, activity books (crosswords, word searches, etc.), cards, puzzles, soaps, DIY gardening kits, candles, crochet/knitting kits, comfy socks, handheld back massagers, stationery sets with stamps, and even healthy (but sweet) treats.
Anyone interested in assisting by making a financial contribution to FISH Senior Boxes or by donating items to be used in the boxes, contact Susan Alexander at the FISH Walk-In Center, 239-472-4775.