Senior Citizens in Lubbock Need Your Help this Christmas!

Published 12/05 2013 08:16AM

Updated 12/05 2013 08:24AM

The Be a Santa to a Senior program let's you adopt a senior for the holidays getting them a gift for Christmas.

"All you have to do is go to one of the collection trees...pick up one of the ornaments with the senior's name listed on it or maybe a gift item that is needed through adult Protective services and and then just purchase that item and leave it with us and we'll do the delivery."

Home Instead Senior Care Founder, Tracy Baugh, said the gifts for seniors are often very simple.

"They're looking for just practical things. Things like blankets, spaces heaters, and even food. So we're trying to help those people to have a great Christmas and help them understand that they have not been forgotten."

Home Instead Senior Care is also collecting staples like cleaning supplies, canned goods, and toiletries to help stock Adult Protective Services but they haven't gotten enough donations.

"They rely on us to help them stock the room this time of year. They need those items, they've already been calling and asking us when we are going to get a delivery over to them, and we are hoping to get a trailer over to them very shortly but it's not full yet."

While the gifts are going to help these seniors stay warm and comfortable through the winter, it's the visit that warms their heart.

"These are people who are, most of the time, home bound. They can't get out and they have very little family or resources in order to enjoy the holidays but they tell us that's it's still a very meaningful time for them and they want to celebrate and are very very appreciative."

The Santa to a Senior Ornament trees are here at the Home Instead Senior Care Center at 1010 Slide Road, Kmart at 66th and University, and the Citibank on the Marsha Sharp Freeway.

Deadline for the drop off is Monday December 9th.


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