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Be A Santa To A Senior


Celebrating our annual Be a Santa to a Senior Community Service Program in Maple Grove, MN, Home Instead provides holiday cheer by delivering gifts to isolated, older adults who may be alone or without financial means, and might otherwise go without any much needed essential gifts or visitors during the holidays. Sponsored by Home Instead, with the support of many community volunteers and area nonprofits and businesses, Be a Santa to a Senior brightens the holiday season for these older adults.

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Here's how it works!

  • We have worked with local senior care agencies, nonprofit organizations, area businesses and other groups to identify older adults who might otherwise be overlooked during the holidays.
  • For many of the gift recipients, the gift they receive through Be a Santa to a Senior is the only gift they will receive for the holidays.
  • The most requested essential items are things like blankets, clothing, slippers, socks, batteries, towels, gloves, playing cards, even toiletry items such as soap, shaving cream and shampoo.
  • These gifts – while small – make a big impact and help area seniors beat the holiday blues.
  • Our volunteers and program facilitators take precautions to ensure the gifts are safely collected and delivered to recipients.
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Gift Buying Options!

Be a Santa to a Local Senior Today!

Visit one of our Be A Santa to a Senior Trees and grab a tag!

Find a tree near you!

Purchase a Christmas bag (with handles) and fill it with NEW items from our list!

Attach the tag and bring back to the tree by Friday, December 13th, 2024.

  • Alarm clocks with large numbers
  • Bath towels and wash cloths
  • Blankets
  • Calendars
  • Cotton handerkerchiefs
  • Jar openers
  • Flashlights with batteries
  • Gloves
  • Hairbrushes and combs
  • Kitchen towels
  • Full size lotions
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Crackers and sugar free candy
  • Playing cards
  • Slippers / socks
  • Bibles
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Thank you for helping our vulnerable seniors realize some happiness in these trying times.


For more information about the Be a Santa to a Senior program, call us today at (763) 544-5988 or email us at