Adopt-a-Veteran Christmas Gift Drive

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This is our second year partnering with several nursing facilities and home care companies to adopt veteran residents and provide them a holiday gift to let them know we are thinking of them.

Last year we delivered around 150 gifts. Can you help us beat that number this year?

The suggested spending amount is $20-$25 per resident.

If you want to be matched to a specific veteran ahead of time, please join our Operation LOVE volunteer Facebook Group. Otherwise, feel free to drop off your wrapped gift, and note if your gift is branch-specific.

Please drop off or deliver your *wrapped* gift to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home by Friday December 10, so we can arrange delivery of the gifts to the appropriate care facilities.

Holiday cards with personal messages are also welcome!

Suggested gifts include:

-Veteran/patriotic Decor

-Veteran/Patriotic Cloth Face Masks – these were super popular last year!

-Blankets and Throws – a huge American Flag one was found on Amazon last year and it was very popular.

-Alzheimers/Dementia friendly games


-DVDs – Golden Age Movies, Musicals

-Books – all genres

-Baseball Caps- Cubs, Bears, Patriotic, Veteran

-Puzzle books – word search, crossword, etc.

-Toiletries – Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Perfume, Cologne, Nail Polish

-Window bird feeder and bird seed


If you have any questions, please call or text Joy Symonds at 847-741-1168 or email

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