Thank You!

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 people!

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!

25 Walgreens 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.

We 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!

The elementary 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 – work!

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!

Thank 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 seniors!


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