Fair Acres Gift Shop issues seeks volunteers

and donations to benefit residents

Fair Acres, Delaware County’s skilled care facility in Middletown, offers many opportunities for the community to enhance the quality of life for residents, either by volunteering or donating items to the Gift Shop.

The gift shop is in search of volunteers who can spare a few hours during the day to work as a cashier, to set out merchandise or help residents, 10 AM to 2 PM weekly or bi-weekly. Scheduling is very flexible for the volunteers. They are also in need of donated items to be put in the gift shop for the residents to purchase, or to be used as prizes during weekly bingo games.

Fair Acres also seeks donations of new or gently used items such as books, jewelry, kitchen items, toys, sporting equipment, working small appliances, knitted or crocheted items, and other fun tokens that could be purchased in the Gift Shop, which is located on the ground floor of the high rise building. Contributions can be dropped off at the Fair Acres Volunteer Office, also located in the high rise building.

Profits from the Gift Shop benefit the residents’ Special Aid and Entertainment Fund, which supports events, program and entertainment at the facility.

For more information about volunteering at Fair Acres, contact the Director of Volunteer Services, Cheryl Everngham, 610-891-5770 or email evernghamc@fairacres.org.

Fair Acres was established in 1857 on the 210-acre Abraham Pennell Farm on Middletown Road. Today, 200 years later, Fair Acres continues to be owned and operated by Delaware County, providing 24-hour individualized care in a homelike setting to over 800 residents.