Be a Santa to a Senior®, the popular campaign that in 2011 delivered more than 2,000 gifts to local needy seniors, is being planned again this holiday season as older adults continue to face poverty and loneliness.
Home Instead Senior Care® Minneapolis needs your help to provide even more gifts and companionship this year to seniors who otherwise might not receive either.
“Seniors faced with medical bills and the high cost of living can find they have little left at the end of the year,” said John Stuck, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Minneapolis and the Western Suburbs. “That’s not the only issue, though. Personal needs may become magnified for so many living alone with no one to share their problems.”
Christmas trees will be going up soon in which generous folks will pick up ornaments with the first names of seniors and their gift requests, buy items on the list and return them unwrapped to the store. From there, gifts need to be collected, organized, stored & distributed and that’s where we need your help! If you are a corporation or senior care residence who has compassionate employees and space to store gifts, please consider volunteering your time and location to our Be a Santa to a Senior program.
The huge success of last year’s program would not have been possible without our partners which include Byerly’s & Lund’s Pharmacy locations, Starbucks, The Brost Clinic, Health Partners, Minneapolis Women’s Club, Upsher-Smith, Park Nicollet Orthopedic Clinic, Allina Health Clinic Medical Arts, Oakwood Elementary, MN School of Business and Herzig University. Please consider adding your name to this list and putting a smile on thousands of seniors’ faces.