Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, ECCC, was invited to attend The Forgotten Coast Parrot Head Club meeting last Thursday at the High Five Dive Bar in Apalachicola. This was the Club’s monthly meeting and they designated ECCC a ‘charitable partner’. The Club took up a donation at their December meeting and Steve & Brenda Coles, Captain and First Mate, presented Bonnie Kellogg, Past President of ECCC, with checks and cash totaling over $400. The members had a 50/50 raffle and the money was also donated to ECCC. The Club brought household items to fill New Years Baskets for elders. This is the 3rd year in a row that ECCC has given out New Year’s Baskets filled with items that food stamps will not purchase. Items such as: toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, laundry soap, dishcloths/sponges, toiletries, and cleaning supplies, are placed in a new laundry basket and distributed out to seniors in need in our community. This year ECCC is planning on 90 baskets and our deadline for donations is January 22. Tabernacle of Faith, Betsy’s Sunflower, Mount Up Consulting, Philaco, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and many individuals have committed to donating items for the baskets this year. Let us know how you can help. Items can be dropped off at Holy Family Senior Center in Apalachicola between 9 and 3:30, Monday through Friday. Knock on the door and someone will answer to accept your donation. The doors at the Center are locked due to COVID-19, so call us at 850-370-0116 and we can arrange to pick up your donations, too. Cash donations also accepted by mailing us a check at PO Box 335, Eastpoint, FL 32328 or PayPal.me/ecccfranklin.