Home Instead Senior Care is offering the Goodyear community a chance to spread joy to local seniors. Through the Be a Santa to a Senior program, community members can give a senior a special holiday gift. Since the program’s inception in 2003, the Be a Santa to a Senior program has mobilized more than 60,000 volunteers, provided approximately 1.2 million gifts and brightened the season for more than 700,000 deserving seniors nationwide.
“The Be a Santa to a Senior program is all about including seniors in the joy of the holiday season,” said Blair Sapeta, owner of the Goodyear Home Instead Senior Care office. “A simple gift shows them they are a loved and vital member of our community.”
Be a Santa to a Senior is a true community program, with generous support from area businesses, nonprofit organizations, retailers, numerous volunteers and members of the community. The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Goodyear has partnered with Edward Jones Village Inn, Palm Gate RV & Self Storage and Meals of Joy to help with gift collection and distribution.
Visit a location and look for the Be a Santa to a Senior tree on display through Dec. 27.
Each tree will be decorated with ornaments featuring seniors’ first names and gift suggestions. Holiday shoppers can choose an ornament, buy the requested gift and return it to the store with the ornament attached.
“While it may seem like a small act of kindness, it can really make a difference for someone this holiday season,” said Sapeta. “Watching seniors open the gifts they received through Be a Santa to a Senior and seeing the smiles and appreciation on their faces is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season.”
Be a Santa to a Senior trees can be found at the following locations:
Edward Jones, 1650 N. Dysart Road, Suite 3, Goodyear.
Home Instead Senior Care, 250 N. Litchfield Road Suite 161A, Goodyear.
Meals of Joy, 501 E. Plaza Circle, Litchfield Park.
Village Inn, 2700 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.
Palm Gate RV & Self Storage,14050 W Van Buren Street, Goodyear.
For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call 623-777-3637.