Everyone deserves to enjoy the warmth of the holiday season, and this year, Arlington, Mansfield & East Ft. Worth area seniors who are alone or impoverished will be able to do just that.
Sponsored by the Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Arlington and east Ft. Worth, the Be a Santa to a Senior® program provides gifts and companionship for lonely and isolated seniors. The program is made possible by the generous support of area nonprofit organizations, retailers, numerous volunteers and members of the community.
“There are so many seniors, right here in the Arlington and Ft. Worth area that have nothing and no one,” said David Corkran, owner of the local Home Instead Senior Care office in East Ft. Worth. “Through this program, we are able to show them that they are valuable members of our community and that people still care.”
Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with Market Street, 5605 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, TX 76034 to help with the gift collection and distribution.
Participating retail locations will display Be a Santa to a Senior Christmas trees from December 11th to December 18th that feature ornaments with seniors’ first names and their gift requests. Holiday shoppers can pick ornaments from the trees, buy the items listed and return them unwrapped (and with the ornament attached) to the store.
Program partners and volunteers will take care of wrapping and distributing the gifts to local seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone.
We have seen, firsthand, how much this program means to local seniors,” Corkran said. “Without it, there would be seniors for whom the holidays would pass without even a visit.”
You can find a Be A Santa To a Senior tree at the following location: