The Gift of Home Tour is Colorado's longest running Christmas Home Tour, since 1966. This year is the first year that the tour will be hosted by Longmont Meals on Wheels as our signature fundraiser.
From 1966 through 2015, the Longmont Christmas Home Tour was lovingly operated by UCC Longmont as a fundraiser for various charities in Longmont. For many of those years, Longmont Meals on Wheels was a recipient of a portion of the raised proceeds. Then in 2016 the church, looking to move in a new direction with their volunteer activities, offered the event to Longmont Meals on Wheels, and we accepted!
Throughout the years the tour has looked different. Early on the homeowners opened their homes to the community, but the homes weren't always decorated for the holidays. Today the homes are each sponsored and professionally decorated. The beautiful decor can be purchased either at the home itself and picked up after the tour is over, or you may go to the decor stores and purchase your favorites there. Because each home is decorated by a different professional using a different store, the items available for purchase will be different at each home and the way to purchase them will be different at each home.
In 2014 the church introduced the opening night and the soup luncheon. These are traditions that continue with Longmont Meals on Wheels.
The Gift of Home Tour has always required many volunteers to make it successful. This continues to be true. If you can, please consider volunteering to help make the event successful for the entire community and to help seniors receive proper nutrition and a daily wellness check. Contact Meghan at Meghan@lmow.org to volunteer!
We, at Longmont Meals on Wheels, are honored to be taking over this tradition that Longmonters have grown to love.