Our local Home Instead Senior Care is proud to sponsor Be A
Santa To A Senior, a nonprofit initiative that annually serves over 1200 needy
and/or lonely seniors during the holiday season by providing a visit and a
Christmas gift. Since 2004 we have been providing gifts to seniors throughout
the Roanoke Valley, and here’s how our program works:
Home Instead representatives work with our local Area
Agencies on Aging, local retirement communities and social service agencies to
identify those who are 60 or older from their service population who fit our
need criteria. These people are offered an opportunity to participate in our
program by filling out an application that allows them to choose up to 3 gift
items from a long list of options. Applications are collected through the
months of September and October, and then we process the applications and
enroll participants in our program. The information provided on the
applications is printed onto labels and attached to gift-request tags which are
then distributed out into our community. Some of these tags go to organizations
who choose to become program partners by adopting 10 or more tags. Others go on
public trees in various locations throughout town and are chosen by shoppers
and patrons of the businesses hosting the trees. Each tag represents a real
person, with very real requests.
chosen, and then return the gift, either wrapped or unwrapped, to the place where you got your tag by our due date, which this year is December 1, 2015. A typical gift will cost between $25 and $50. If you choose to give a gift card, the value should be at least $20, but can be more if you would like.
To volunteer in any of these ways, simply click the button below to register your interest.
One of Santa's Elves will be in touch with you soon, and we would love for you to join us in brightening the holidays for seniors throughout the Lynchburg area this year!
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