The holidays were brightened for over 1,400 isolated senior citizens in East Central Indiana through LifeStream’s AngelWish program. AngelWish is LifeStream’s annual campaign to make the holidays brighter for isolated seniors. The program coordinates doorstep delivery of packages of food, personal care items, practical necessities, and gifts for seniors who are isolated and alone during the holidays.
The program serves Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne counties. Over 100 individuals, businesses, churches, and organizations from across LifeStream’s service area and beyond offered their support by donating monetarily, donating items, or volunteering to deliver or package gifts.
AngelWish gift bags were delivered on December 5 through December 24 by LifeStream staff, supportive businesses, and generous volunteers from the community. LifeStream continues to package and deliver gift bag with emergency need items throughout the winter months to seniors who are in need. LifeStream expects the AngelWish program to impact nearly 1,500 seniors this season.
Jenny Harrison, Fayette County Senior Center and LifeStream Volunteer, has seen the impact of AngelWish firsthand by personally delivering gift bags to those in need in her community.
Harrison said of the program, “You know as soon as they open that door and see what you have for them that this means so much. I have had people burst into tears with thanks and gratitude because they weren’t sure what they would have done without that AngelWish gift bag. It makes a difference.”
If you would still like to donate to the AngelWish program, please visit www.lifestreaminc.org or call 800-589-1121.
Special thank you to all of this year’s AngelWish sponsors, donors, volunteers, and all who supported AngelWish throughout Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne counties.
Major Support Provided By:
Fayette County Community Foundation, Brownsville United Methodist Church, Individual Support Services, First Merchants Bank, Stateline Medical Equipment, Assurance Health, Reid Community Benefit, Heaven Sent Home Healthcare, Providence Anderson Post Acute, Water’s Edge Village, Becovic Management Group, Edgewater Woods, Senior Support Services, Visiting Angels, A-1 Graphics, Albany Health & Rehab, Applegate Livestock Equipment, Eye Center of Richmond, Natco Credit Union, State of the Heart Care, First Presbyterian Church, Dale, Huffman & Babcock, Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church, Fashion Trends, IU East Circle K International, Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Pi Gamma, Bluff Point Friends Church, AutoFarm Mobility, Bethany Pointe Health Campus, Better Homes & Gardens – Tracie Upchurch, Compassus Hospice, FCN Bank – Brookville, Gaddis Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Ram, KMG Homecare Unlimited, Lykins Counseling Clinic, Madison County Federal Credit Union, Miller’s Merry Manor – Middletown, Morrison Woods, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Pineknoll Rehabilitation Center, Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, T&H Sweeper, Waters ENT Sinus & Allergy, Yaryan Eye Care Center, Zion Lutheran Church, First Bank of Berne, Normandy Flower Shop, Affordable Accounting Service, George’s Family Pharmacy, Noble Busy Bees Extension Homemakers Club, Pike Friends ‘N’ Neighbors, and many more!