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Sanibel students create mugs for island seniors

By F.I.S.H. - | Jan 8, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED Mugs designed by students at The Sanibel School.

Students in the fourth and fifth grades at The Sanibel School recently became neighbors helping neighbors by creating Christmas mugs for F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva’s Senior Box Program.

Now affectionately renamed “Smile Boxes,” the program launched last year to help combat the growing issue of isolation, particularly among seniors. The boxes are distributed each month, and the program has been growing, with over 30 boxes handed out in December.

Inspired by the subscription box trend, where participants receive boxes of products and goodies regularly, the contents may include items such as activity books like crosswords and word searches, cards, puzzles, soaps, DIY gardening kits, candles, crochet/knitting kits, comfy socks, handheld back massagers, stationery sets with stamps, and even healthy but sweet treats.

Those interested in assisting with the program or who know someone who would benefit from the program can contact Susan Alexander at the FISH Walk-In Center at 239-472-4775.