A local representative with multinational cosmetics, fashion and accessories company Avon hopes to provide comfort to seniors at Kensington Center in Elizabethtown by making a large donation of slippers.
Organized by Tammy Nall-Tillett and her husband, Johnny Tillett, along with Kensington Center admissions and marketing director Lisa Eggleston, the new Slippers for Seniors initiative is designed to provide slippers for every resident at Kensington Center.
“I just love elderly people and I feel like a lot of them are forgotten,” she said. “…I want to help put a smile on their face.”
According to Nall-Tillett, the Slippers for Seniors concept has been adopted by representatives throughout the Avon network for several years during the holiday season. She said she has been selling Avon products for about four years and this is her first year pursuing the Slippers for Seniors initiative.
Nall-Tillett said her overall goal is to donate a total of 69 slippers, which she said was the number of residents at Kensington Center when she initially reached out to Eggleston. She said she plans on donating the slippers sometime in the middle of December.
“I’m still going to go ahead and donate 69 slippers in case more come in,” she said. “That way, they can have more in their closet for those who come in.”
As of Monday afternoon, Nall-Tillett said she has sold about 25 slippers for the cause.
Nall-Tillett said she hopes to pursue the Slippers for Seniors initiative annually and perhaps donate to multiple assisted living facilities next year.
Each pair of Avon slippers costs $18 plus tax. Donations can be made through several methods, including Venmo, Cash App, PayPal, Facebook Pay and via cash and checks. To contribute to the cause, go to tillettvillebeauty.com.
“I just ask that people open up their hearts and help out with this to give a smile to a senior that maybe someone has forgotten,” Nall-Tillett said.