This year, Opal’s is giving away over 5,700 Christmas gift bags - with over 70,000 individual gifts - to seniors in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Donating just $10 will provide a Christmas gift bag to a senior who might not otherwise get a visit from Santa. Help us spread a little Christmas cheer.
brings happiness and dignity to seniors in over 70 nursing homes and long-term care facilities across Kentucky & Indiana. Opal’s is a 501(c)(3) charity accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Watch the video below to see what inspired us to take up this mission.
The Lives We Touch: 2017 Year In Review
(Check back in January for a 2018 Year in Review!)
Below are a few of the thousands of dreams we've helped come true over the years. Sometimes, it's a pair of new socks; sometimes it's new legs. We make dreams - big and small - come true whenever we can. We partner with businesses, and work with people just like you to make good things happen in the lives of local seniors - and Opal's knows how to get our money's worth. Don't believe us? Look what we accomplished last year with a budget of just $83,000!
Things We Gave AwAY
73,789 small gifts items in 5,130 Christmas Gift Bags
1447 Bottles of Lotion
109 pairs glasses
352 stuffed animals & comfort pets
120 Activities Books
60 Boxes of Crayons
28 TV’s, a surround sound system, and plenty of DVD’s
26 pillows & blankets
Dozens of items of clothing
17 CD players
7 Juke Boxes
5 sets of Dentures
3 Karaoke Machines
3 Record Players
3 Cricut Machines
3 sets of wheelchair batteries
3 Cases of Toothpaste
Chest of Drawers
Bible on CDs
Subscription for the Courier Journal
THINGS WE DID
Provided >1500 hours of spiritual care
Threw 8 parties
Repaired 5 wheelchairs
Set up a TV Station
Set up a Salon
Led trips to the Kentucky State Fair, Pendleton Farm, Cracker Barrel, Bats Games, Derby Museum, Movie Theaters, Golden Corral, and an ice cream shop
Provided transportation to get 25 residents to the Belle of Louisville
Gave games & prizes at half a dozen homes
Paid for dozens of live music & magic shows
Provided cremation services for a veteran
Let's Work Together
By contributing your time or money, you can work with us to bring comfort and smiles where they're needed most.