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ACCESS Senior Shoebox Project Delivers Joy

Medford, November 22, 2017: The annual ACCESS Senior Shoebox Project is accepting gift wrapped shoe boxes filled with a variety of fun and usable items until Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. The purpose of this project is to bring some cheer and care to seniors, people with disabilities or shut-ins throughout this holiday season.
ACCESS is seeking donors and volunteers to wrap shoeboxes and fill them with simple household items. Examples include a pocket calendar, address book, post-it notes, flashlight, sewing kits, jar grabber, alarm clock, small stuffed animals, card games, crossword puzzles, toiletries and other inexpensive gifts.
 “We hear so many wonderful responses from recipients,” says ACCESS Lead Senior/Disabled Navigator Nicki Bell, “Responses like, ‘You have no idea how much the shoebox meant to me,’All the goodies are just so extra special. It made me feel very special and blessed,’ and ‘Thanks so much for caring about seniors.’”

There are a variety of ways for volunteers to help:

1) Donate wrapped filled shoeboxes

2) Come to the “shoebox filling” party – Saturday, Dec. 2 – Call (541) 774-4324 or email more information

3) Financial donations to help purchase items for shoeboxes at
For an expanded list of items, see  and click on the “Senior Shoebox” button.

“For those who are willing to donate wrapped boxes to ACCESS, we ask that box lids and bottoms be wrapped separately so that we can add a holiday greeting from ACCESS,” says Bell.

​Shoeboxes can be dropped at ACCESS, 3630 Aviation Way, Medford. For information or to volunteer, call Nicki Bell at (541) 774-4324 or email
ACCESS provides food, housing, warmth and other essential services to Jackson County's low income children, families, seniors and people with disabilities.

As the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, Oregon, ACCESS has been helping Jackson County residents break the cycle of poverty since 1976. With a focus on education, ACCESS helps people through economic crisis by guiding them through changes in habits to help them become self-sustaining. ACCESS currently serves local residents through 15 programs designed to address problems from one-time emergencies to longer-term issues.
ACCESS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ACCESS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 

ACCESS is an equal opportunity provider. ACCESS is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, Federal ID No. 93-0665396.

All donations are tax deductible per tax code. No goods or services are provided in consideration of donations. 

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