We are dedicated to support seniors in Yamhill County who are on low or fixed incomes by meeting their urgent needs, promoting their personal wellness, and enhancing their quality of life. Excellent
For the past eight years, generous grants awarded annually by the Hillside Foundation as well as contributions from our donorshave made it possible for us to continue expanding our efforts to help deserving senior citizens.
Meeting Urgent Essential? Needs Through Our Outreach Initiatives
We collaborate with a large network of local organizations, service providers and businesses in the county. Through our relationships with several senior facilities managed by the Housing Authority of Yamhill County and with Meals on Wheels, we have been active in supplying a large number of seniors in McMinnville, Carlton, Dayton, Newberg, Sheridan and Willamina with their urgent needs. Some of the recent requests we have received from seniors include: desk fans for those without fans or air conditioning
gift cards for groceries and gas
eye exams and glasses
dental exams and care
personal hygiene items
assistance for care of companion pets
desk magnifying lamps
subscriptions to the News-Register or Newberg Graphic
access to transportation (either through bus passes or gas cards)
Improving the quality of life for low-income seniors
We arrange for, and fund, a number of activities for seniors that encourage physical activity and fitness, social interaction, and purposeful living. These included classes offered by Currents Gallery, McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department, Chehalem Senior Center, Chehalem Cultural Center, garden events, music programs at Linfield College, shows at the Gallery Theater, and volunteer opportunities in the community.
Ginny Upton demonstrating the art of creating a beautiful garden pot of plants
Yvonne Palmer shows off her lovely potted plants
Marjorie Lemke and her lovely potted plants
Connie Kelly proudly displays her potted plants
Ginny Upton sharing bouquet-making tips with guests at her garden
Margie Dang with her beautiful bouquet
Hygiene Kits for Seniors
Thank you and your wonderful organization for supplying both I and my wife with such very appreciated gifts, We will use these items in the thought they were given.
Christmas Bags for Seniors prepared by Meals on Wheels volunteers
Thank you so much for thinking of me. I will inquire about this and other classes. I did do new glasses and that was a HUGE help to me. I appreciate it so much. Also able to do some overdue things with my companion dog Zoe. Thank you for all you do!
Thank you so much for the gifts from Give a Little Foundation. I was really excited to receive my 1st Newberg Graphic this week! The fan was a lifeline in this heat. I really appreciate the gift cards especially for food and gas as prices are way too high right now. I can't thank you all for your kindness.
Thank you and the Give a Little group for supporting the Linfield Music Programs and enabling me to do the same!
Thank you for supporting seniors and caring about our needs. Your donations mean a lot to me and have helped tremendously.
Thank you for taking the time and hard work to send me all the gifts. It is also wonderful to me that you took the time and efforts to remember my wishes. In this tine and day few people make this effort. You still do it in a way that feels sincere. it really made me cry for gratitude.