The Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, Inc. (ECCC) is collecting items for the second annual New Year Basket Delivery to homebound seniors in Franklin County. There are almost 60 people on our list and we want to supply them with items that food stamps do not purchase.

The deadline has been extended to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 for the following:

Dishcloths, dishtowels, kitchen sponges/scrubbers
Dish soap or other soap
Kitchen or bathroom cleaners/disinfectants
Paper goods, such as toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex
Zip locks, aluminum foil or plastic wrap
Toiletries, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, washcloths, towels, soap, etc.
Small round laundry baskets or buckets to pack the items in for delivery

Cash or check made out to ECCC (tax deductible) so that we can purchase additional items to round up everyone’s baskets. These can be mailed to ECCC, PO Box 335, Eastpoint, FL 32328

We will come and pick up items, or they can be dropped off at Holy Family with Erica Head, activities coordinator between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.

Here is a list of upcoming activities sponsored by ECCC set for January at Holy Family. Please RSVP for each event via email at or 653_3134:

Monday, Jan. 14 from noon to 2 p.m.: Tile Art with Sandi Little (RSVP by Friday, Jan. 11)
Tuesday, Jan. 15 from noon to 1 p.m.: Brain Games with Debbie Wharton (RSVP by Monday, Jan. 14)
Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 1 to 2 p.m.: ECCC Monthly Meeting (RSVP by Monday, Jan. 14)
Wednesday, Jan. 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m.: Express Yourself Through Dance with DJ Gina (RSVP by Monday, Jan. 14)
Thursday, Jan. 17 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Chair Yoga with Cass Allen (RSVP by Monday, Jan. 14)
Friday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: LunchTime Bingo with Annie Austin (RSVP by Monday, Jan. 14)

Continue to check our Facebook pages ECCC & Holy Family for details on events, activities, community partnership and sponsorship opportunities.