This next story proves that regardless of what you’re going through in your own personal life, there is always time to help others. Let’s go inside Christian Care Center of Memphis to explain. Anchor Katina Rankin has this local good news.
Take a look at these seniors. They are here at Christian Care Center of Memphis on Kirby Gate Boulevard for rehab: physical, occupational and speech therapy.
“Residents have started collecting canned goods and monetary gifts,” said Christian Care Center Activity’s Director Kenna Todd.
Kenna Todd is the center’s activities director and says the residents’ medical conditions are not stopping them from giving back to those in need in the area.
“We just don’t sit around all day and play bingo and do things. We try to give back to our community,” said Todd.
Todd says it’s what they call meaningful engagement.
The residents have collected mac and cheese, jelly, ramen noodles, green beans, pudding and more to give back this holiday season.
“They are able to give food to local charities so they can disseminate the food to the indigent residents of Shelby County,” said Seeds of Greatness Founder Jason Murphy.
CCC workers are busy packing the items the seniors collected in boxes for the non-profit they’ve chosen this year, Seeds of Greatness.
“We have 24 women that we are helping currently now. And so, we’ll take twenty-four (24) boxes of food the holiday season for Thanksgiving and Christmas and disseminate it to them,” said Murphy.
Seniors facing their own medical issues, giving back to the community, is local good news.