Thanksgiving isn’t for a couple of days yet, but here at Home Instead
Senior Care of the East Valley, we’ve been counting our blessings for a
while. And one of the ways in which we feel most blessed is being able
to call the East Valley home and have the people of this community as
This becomes especially apparent every year during
our Be A Santa To A Senior program. Each year, we partner with many
local businesses and nonprofits to ensure that seniors who are alone or
in need receive holiday gifts. We couldn’t do this without the
unbelievably open hearts and generosity of the many wonderful people who
take ornaments off of our trees, buy the gifts listed on the ornaments
and return the gifts so that we can wrap them and pass them along to a
The need is great. It is heartbreaking how many
seniors in our community don’t have the basic things that everyone
needs. Their gift requests are so simple: a pair of drugstore reading
glasses, a warm pair of slippers, sometimes even household items like
toilet paper, but these little things truly mean the world to them. Many
times, I have seen a senior save the card or the gift bag from year to
year because it is a reminder that someone still cares.
we have partnered with Neighbors Who Care, East Valley Adult Resources,
and many other senior care organizations to provide us with the names
of needy seniors, and with Walgreens stores across the east valley and
Superstition Wal-Mart to host trees. In addition, students from the Mesa
Public Schools, as well as numerous Girl Scout troops, will be
decorating a holiday card for each gift!
Our Be A Santa To A
Senior trees will be up in stores until December 13, and we will host a
wrapping party at Neighbors Who Care on Saturday, Dec. 14. We hope you
will consider getting involved, either by purchasing a gift or more for a
senior, or by joining us at the wrapping party. Also, we encourage you
to support the wonderful businesses and organizations that help make Be A
Santa To A Senior possible.
For more information, please call 480-827-4343.
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