Many of available funding sources cover meals and delivery costs exclusively, but Fort Bend Seniors provides so much more. We are always looking to partner with community members and other organizations to meet the further needs of our seniors.
NEW! Welcome Back Seniors – Most Needed
As we work towards to reopening all of our congregate centers, we will need disposable paper goods and cleaning supplies. Please check out AmazonSmile list for the most up to date needs
Every new Meals on Wheels client, is provided a small gift bag with a few necessities to welcome them to the program. Congregate Center clients also receive a small gift bag to recognize their birthdays at quarterly celebrations.
Welcome Bags Include:
- Small Reusable shopping bag
- Lip Balm
- Fragrance Free Lotion
- Basic socks (for women and men)
- Large print Sudoku/Crossword/Word Find Book
- Hand Sanitizer
- Disposable Facemasks
A minimum of 3 items (not including reusable bag) should be included.
A service project can include collecting donations for the bags and putting them together. For youth groups, seniors love “Welcome” cards, to let them seniors know you care.
Completed bags can be dropped off at the Fort Bend Seniors Administrative Offices in Rosenberg. Please call 281.633.7049 to arrange a drop-off time.
Secret Santa for Seniors
Join us for a cherished FBS holiday tradition! At the beginning of the holiday season, every Meals on Wheels client, receives a reusable, holiday themed shopping bag with a new towel set and a personal item. Click here for a sharable snapshot of the 2020 program.
Secret Santa Gifts Include:
- Reusable Holiday themed shopping bag
- New 3 piece towel set, including a bath towel, hand towel, and wash cloth
and at least one of the following
- 2022 Wall Calendar
- Slip-proof socks (for women and men)
- Large print Sudoku/Crossword/Word Find Book
- A Christmas trinket
- No food items please
You can also purchase your gifts from our Holiday AmazonSmile Wishlist and they ship directly to our office!
Bag it & Tag It
All gifts should be placed in a large holiday-themed reusable shopping bags so they can be easily delivered to seniors during their regular meal delivery.
Attach a paper tag specifying male or female (if applicable) before delivery
Deadline to Drop Off Gifts
Bring your gifts to 1330 Band Rd, Rosenberg, TX no later than Wednesday, December 9th. Gifts can be dropped off M-W from 10am-2pm. If you have a large number of gifts to drop off or need to arrange an alternate drop-off time, please call ahead (281.633.7049) or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
NEW! Delivery Vans
Our drivers pride themselves on the cleanliness and maintenance of the vans they drive. Not only to keep our seniors healthy but also to extend the life of the vehicles. We have created an AmazonSmile list with every day items such as fluids and washing supplies but also things they may need in an emergency. Our vans are used 5 days a week and cover 2 counties.
Pet Food Drive
Please purchase bags of pet food 7 lbs or smaller so the seniors can lift it.
- Laundry Supplies (Detergent, Fabric Softener, Dryer Sheets, Bleach, etc)
- Dish Soap
- Cleaning Supplies (Ajax, Fabuloso, Toliet Bowl Cleaner, Trash Bags etc)
- Paper Supplies (Toilet Paper, Paper Towels)
- Personal Hygiene Items (Toothpaste, Lotions, Deodorant, etc)
(Avoid oversized items please for ease of use by the seniors)
- Puzzles (under 500 pieces)
- Large Print Crosswords/Sudoku/Puzzle Books
- Large Print Books
- Arthritis Pens
- Decks of Cards
- Audio Books on CD
Severe Weather Drive
- New Box Fans
- New Small Electric Heaters
- Hats & Scarves
(Please contact us to verify current need)
- Bottled Water
- Ensure – 6 packs
- Coffee & Tea
Please note: FBS does not have space to store a large donations. Contact us for information, most current needs, or to schedule a drop-off and to ensure space availability.
ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT:
- Used clothing or furniture items
- Canned goods or expired food
- Children’s items
- Opened bags of pet food, canned pet food, or expired pet food
- Opened packages of adult diapers
Please donate gently used items to Fort Bend Women’s Center PennyWise Resale Stores and opened packages or canned dog food to your local animal shelter.
During Secret Santa for Seniors there is a need for volunteers to mark and assemble gift bags including items received through AmazonSmile.
The congregate centers’ most popular activity are the Bingo games. Sponsorship opportunities for corporations, businesses, and groups are available. Company volunteers sit among the players to help mark cards, claim prizes, etc. and a representative of the company calls out numbers. Your banners can be hung, and logo items can be included as prizes.
To discuss ideas for additional service projects, contact Rick Branek, Field Operations Manager at 281.633.7719.