BASTAS (Be A Santa To A Senior) program 2016


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Home Instead was recently recognized for their BASTAS (Be A Santa To A Senior) program. The programs provides gifts to seniors who are in need of a visit or are less fortunate than most. The Whitehall-Coplay Press described some of the activities of the folks involved in the program.

Names and gift suggestions were provided by Lehigh County Area on Aging, Cedarbrook, Meals on Wheels and two other senior living facilities by mid-November of the previous year. Trees with gift suggestion tags were placed at four locations: Parkland Restaurant, Superior in Emmaus, Boscov’s at Lehigh Valley Mall and South Mall. More than 350 tags were taken, and the gifts were returned to the tree sites.

Home Instead, a senior care facility located in Whitehall, is run by Frank D’Amico and his wife, Kimberly Koze D’Amico. Those interested in providing gifts would take tags off the Christmas trees at the specified locations. The packages were collected and wrapped by Home Instead caregivers and volunteers.
The article can be read here​.

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