A kit is any group of items for a particular agency. For groups or individuals, building a kit is a great way to spend a few hours to meet a specific need. We’ll provide a list of kits that our friends have added to their wishlist. Let us know if you have a group that’s interested!

Blessings Bag

Here’s an idea for having a “Blessings Bag” in your car – https://myresourceguide.org/blessings-bags/

Meals on Wheels – Anderson

Meals on Wheels Anderson’s other ways to donate page: https://acmow.org/other-ways-to-help/

Pack and Donate NICE Meals

NICE Meals are provided to recipients for use at times when volunteers are unable to deliver hot meals due to inclement weather or power outages. NICE Meals are shelf-stable, ready-to-eat solutions for emergency situations. Assembling NICE Meals is an easy way to get involved at Meals on Wheels.

Each no-cook meal should be placed in a one-gallon plastic zippered storage bag and should include: 

1 – Single serving, ready-to-eat canned pop-top soup (no condensed soup)

2 – Individually wrapped Nutri-grain or granola bar

3 – Single serving canned or boxed juice (no grapefruit or energy drinks)

4  -Single serving, box of raisins

5 – Single serving, cup of applesauce or fruit

Pack and Donate Birthday Bags and Cards

Each recipient’s birthday is acknowledged with a birthday bag and a card to show how much we care. Recipients may not have family in the area or friends who visit often, so this gesture can be very meaningful to them. It’s a great project for children or a wonderful group or organization activity.

Suggested Items for Birthday Bags

Crossword Puzzles // Sudoku Books // Ink Pens // Notecards // Chapstick // Hand Lotion // Socks // Combs or Brushes // Small Toiletries (Please DO NOT include razors, or anything with an expiration date such as candy, food, etc.)

Birthday bags may be delivered to the Meals on Wheels Anderson location at 105 S. Fant Street Monday through Thursday from 8 am – 4 pm or Friday from 8 am – 2 pm.

South Main Chapel and Mercy Center kits:

Pack and Donate Snack packs:

  • Tuna and canned meat; canned food with pop-top lids (stew, chili, soup, fruit, veggies)
  • Applesauce, crackers, peanut butter, cereal bars/granola bars, fruit or pudding cups
  • Individual bags of healthy snacks (Nut mixes, fruits, and nuts, pretzels)
  • Ramen noodles

Pack and Donate hygiene pack:

  • Wet wipes, small tissue packs, band-aids (small pack), Q-tips
  • Washcloths, hotel soap & hair supply, combs, brushes
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Disposable razors, small shaving creams

Fill a bag or two of things for local food pantries like:

  • Good Neighbor Cupboard
  • Tabernacle of Faith
  • AIM’s Hunger Ministries
  • Operation Care
  • Orrville Baptist Church
  • Royal Baptist Church
  • Faith Presbyterian
  • St Mary of the Angels

Dried beans, rice, canned meat, grits, cereal, powdered milk, canned vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, canned soups, canned fruits, macaroni, baby food & baby formula, canned fruit juices, flour, cornmeal, sugar, shortening and food items that are without sugar or low in sodium

Haven of Rest

Pack a Haven of Rest hygiene packs for both men and women:

  • Shaving cream and disposable razors
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • For a variety of reasons, even if it is nonalcoholic, they cannot provide mouth wash to their guests

Hospice of the Upstate

Pack some items for Rainey Hospice House and their home care program for both men and women:

  • Shaving cream (must be sample size) and disposable razors
  • Deodorant (must be sample size)
  • Lotions (must be sample size)
  • Toothpaste (must be sample size) and individual toothbrushes
  • Individual Jell-O, Pudding and Ice Cream Cups
  • Protein Supplements (Ensure or Boost)
  • Individual bags of chips, pretzels, drinks, crackers, cookies, candy bars
  • Small hair brushes
  • Kleenex
  • Sunflower seed birdseed
  • Sealable sandwich size bags

Wish List

Anderson Cancer Association

Donate: http://www.cancerassociationanderson.org/donate1.aspx

Pack some simple things for a big impact with our Cancer Association of Anderson:

  • Forever first-class letter postage stamps
  • Bottled water
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, C)
  • Gas cards for patient transport
  • Gift cards to Office Depot, Staples, and Walmart