Employees at Old Colony Elder Services’ (OCES) Brockton and Plymouth offices held a Holiday Donation Drive to support local veterans at the Brockton VA Medical Center.

OCES, the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities, received a wish list from the Brockton VA of items needed by local veterans. The Brockton VA is a long-term care facility.

OCES hosts an annual holiday drive to support local organizations and selected to support the Brockton VA this year. OCES hung wreaths at their offices, each adorned with tags listing clothing and personal care items such as slippers, socks, and other needed items. OCES employees participated in the drive by taking a wreath tag of their choice, purchasing the item on the tag and donating the unwrapped item to the collection box.

On December 13th, OCES delivered five large boxes containing the donated items to the Brockton VA for gift wrapping and distribution to veterans over the holidays.

For more information about the Brockton VA, visit https://www.boston.va.gov/locations/brockton_campus.asp

OCES Gives Back

OCES takes pride in giving back to the communities it serves, not only during the holiday season but throughout the year. Each year, OCES’ employees participate in the United Way’s Day of Caring. Earlier this year, 15 employees from OCES’ Brockton and Plymouth offices volunteered with United Way of Greater Plymouth County in partnership with the American Red Cross of the Cape, Islands, and Southeast MA to educate residents about fire safety and install smoke detectors in the homes of more than 30 residents in the greater Brockton area.

OCES partnered with the Friends of the Plymouth Center for Active Living as they coordinated the fundraising and assembly of Emergency Bags for at risk Meals on Wheels consumers in Plymouth. OCES provided snack packs for the bags, which contained many important items in case of an emergency. OCES gives back in other ways as well, including through their Annual March for Meals, supporting Project Guardian Angels Holiday project to feed 1,600 hot meals to homeless families in Brockton on Thanksgiving Day. These are a few of the many projects OCES is proud to be a part of.