Big Red Bow Project

B97.5, Lexus of Knoxville, WVLT-TV and Alzheimer’s Tennessee are teaming up to make Christmas better for individuals facing Alzheimer’s and dementia in Knoxville and surrounding counties.

All we ask is that you bring simple everyday items, such as leg warmers, wallets, plants, lotions, hats, blankets, CD’s or DVD’s music or shows from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, puzzles with large pieces or any other of a multitude of items listed below.

Let’s join together to make a brighter Christmas for those touched by Alzheimer’s and dementia all across East Tennessee. The Big Red Bow Project is from Lexus of Knoxville, Alzheimer’s of TN and B97.5.

Lexus of Knoxville is collecting donations 11/3 through 12/8.

You can drop off any of the items from the Wish List below at Lexus of Knoxville during regular Business Hours.

Holiday "Wish List" for individuals living with Alzheimer's or related form of dementia:

Music CD’s (1940s, 50s or 60s or Hymns)
Sing Along DVDs
CD Players & DVD players (for individuals’ rooms)
Puzzles (LARGE-SIZED pieces 4” x 4”, 6” x 6”)
Games (JUMBO playing cards & simple table gameslike Checkers, Chess, Uno, Dominoes, Jenga,Timber Tumble, and indoor foam Horseshoes)
Appropriate Movies on DVDs (ie Black & White, Old Westerns, Musicals, Traditional Holiday, Andy Griffith, I Love Lucy, Nature)
Bird feeders or Miniature Bird Houses (for painting)
Water color paint & LARGE-PRINT painting books
JUMBO Crayons & LARGE-PRINT Coloring books
Shape Sorting Games (i.e. peg boards) and Zip, Snap, Button, & Lace-Up Games (found with children’s learning toys)
Incontinence Briefs
Handheld Musical Instruments & Small Bean Bags
Magnifying Glass
Unscented Lotion & Hand Sanitizer
Men’s & Women’s Hats, Scarves, & Gloves
Baseball caps & Fishing Hats
Socks or Slippers w/ skid resistant bottoms
Men’s wallets & Handkerchiefs
Afghan or fleece blankets & Soft pillows
Cosmetic Bags or Small Purses
Nail Polish & Nail Polish Remover
Pajamas that button down the front
Fuzzy, warm robes (popular request!)
Fleece bed jackets or zip-up sweatshirts
Comfortable clothing (easy to put on/take off and does not go over the head)
Gel seat cushions for wheelchairs, Wheelchair & Walker bags (from medical supply store)
Healthy Snacks (soft, sugar-free, prepared items like applesauce, pudding, fruit cups, juices)

Questions? Call Alzheimer’s Tennessee’s statewide, toll-free hotline 888.326.9888 or donate online at
Alzheimer’s Tennessee is a 501c3 not-for-profit.
100% of funds raised assist Tennesseans.
* Items make good gifts for many people