Lakewood Ranch's Diane and Bob Collom drove up to the entrance of the Lakewood Ranch Elks Lodge Saturday with shoeboxes filled with gifts.
Each of the 13 shoeboxes was wrapped and ready for Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee's Shoebox Drive and Reception.
"We've donated 13 boxes every year for the past eight years," Diane Collom said. "(Meals on Wheels) helped my parents, and it's a wonderful organization that we had to give back to."
Dozens of people donated hundreds of shoeboxes for the Shoebox Drive at the Lakewood Ranch Elks Lodge. Each shoebox is delivered to a Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee's senior client.
Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch's Gwyneth Paget and Sarah King, who are a part of the community's Crafts for Cause, said the organization donated 150 shoeboxes, $365, 325 pairs of socks and any extra items that didn't fit in the shoeboxes to Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee.
"We've done this for at least the past 10 years, and this year we had 50 more shoeboxes than we've ever had," Paget said.