There’s an initiative in town that is hoping to bring more awareness to the avoid neglect when it comes to our elders and you can help this initiative with a simple donation!

Bienvivir, in collaboration with Adult Protective Services (APS), is spearheading a donation drive to benefit vulnerable elderly and disabled adults in El Paso.

Through this initiative, both organizations are hoping to stock the El Paso APS Silver Star Resource Room which is a 24/7 store-like space where APS caseworkers can access necessities and emergency resources for adults facing abuse and neglect.

This initiative has been around for a while but both organizations are trying to create more awareness by hosting donation drives in hopes of locals donating more supplies so elders in need can always have necessities they are in dire need of.

Most recently, 50 boxes of adult diapers were donated to Bienvivir for the Silver Star room and Bienvivir's Outreach Coordinator, Ryan Gonzalez, is hopeful that they can maintain this kind of momentum throughout the whole year.

Courtesy: Bienvivir
Courtesy: Bienvivir

People can make toiletry donations to the Silver room by heading over to any of the collection bins which are located at Bienvivir's two El Paso locations: 2300 McKinley Ave., El Paso, Texas 79930, and 940 N. Carolina Dr., El Paso, Texas 79915.

Toiletries can include toothbrushes, toothpaste, adult diapers, shampoo, body lotion, to name a few.

If you would like to make a monetary donation you can reach out to Grace Ortiz with Adult Protective Services by clicking here.

You can find out more details on the work Bienvivir does for our community by Clicking Here.

Silver Star Resource Room