Your help is needed once again to help fill holiday gift bags for the 77 residents of the Dixie Lodge, an adult assisted living facility for the mentally challenged, here in DeLand. This is an excellent opportunity to share the holiday spirit, and the gift of giving.


The gift bags will be beautifully decorated by the students at Ivy Hawn, and with your help, will be filled with the following items: shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, socks, slippers, candy etc. Many of these items can be purchased at the Dollar Store; with awesome deals like, tooth brushes four for a dollar, bars of soap three for a dollar, etc.


Boxes, which will be collected on December 20, are placed in the Center for Community Engagement (609 N. Bert Fish), Elizabeth Hall (Finance Office), Lynn Business Center (Room 513), duPont Ball Library, and University Marketing.


For more information, please contact Donna Nassick at