REAL Services is hanging stockings for their annual Elves for Elders program. Each year, community members and organizations come together to reach hundreds of elderly and disabled clients who need a bit of holiday cheer.

REAL Services is looking for gift cards to help with the program. Participants can purchase $50 gift cards such as Visa, Walmart, Kroger, or Martin’s Supermarket that will be given to seniors in the community. The deadline for gift card donations is November 23.

Gift cards can be mailed or dropped off at REAL Services in South Bend Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The address is:

REAL Services
1151 S Michigan St
PO Box 1835
South Bend, IN 46634

Alternatively, cash donations are being accepted for the program. To make a cash donation, please visit and note that the donation is for Elves for Elders.

For more information about the program, please contact REAL Services by calling 574-284-7138 or email