"Wrap the Elderly" blanket drive in Lamar County

PARIS, TX-- A Lamar County resident is getting into the holiday spirit by starting a blanket drive for the elderly living in nursing homes.

Polly Shirley started the "Wrap the Elderly" blanket drive at the beginning of November, and has already collected over 60 blankets.

She says it's a way to show the men and women living in the nursing homes that people are thinking about them during the holiday season, but she says she couldn't have done it without the help of social media.

"There's just so many people that do not visit the elderly," said Shirley.
"There's so many in there that have no family and I just thought it was an awesome thing to put it out on Facebook and see where it goes."

Blankets can be dropped off until December 14th at Creative Candy Designs, Margie's Closet, Capital One Bank and Servant's Heart Outreach.

Shirley plans to deliver the blankets on December 15th.

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