We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who
contributed to the success of our Be a Santa to a Senior program this
year. We could not have done it without the generosity of so many
This year, we collected and delivered approximately 2800
gifts for about 1100 seniors. That is 1100 seniors who might not have
otherwise have received any holiday cheer this year!
locations across the East Valley, and Superstition Wal-Mart participated
this year by putting a tree with the ornaments on them in their stores.
We are grateful for their willingness to help again this year.
offer a big thank you to Healthways, who provided 150 gifts – more than
any other single giver. Other donors included Rogers Corporation, First
United Methodist Church of Gilbert, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, Banner
Alzheimer’s Institute, Jaburg Wilk, Paychex, Perkins Coie and Unison
Bank. Thank you so much for your generosity!
students of Mesa Public Schools decorated cards for each senior’s gift.
The Girl Scouts and other church youth groups also decorated cards and
bags. Their sweet sentiments really brightened up the packages and the
faces of so many seniors.
We are also extremely grateful for
Neighbors Who Care and all the other volunteers who helped wrap the
donated gifts at our Wrapping Party. Many hands made for quick – and fun
And finally, we couldn’t have done this with the help of
the staff at the 23 facilities and meals-on-wheels programs who
nominated seniors and organized delivery of their gifts. Thank you for
your help, and for what you do for seniors throughout the year!
you to everyone who helped make our 2013 Be a Santa to a Senior program
a huge success. It is one of our favorite things about working with
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