Champaign, IL (WAND): santa for seniors wants to help make vacations more enjoyable for local seniors living in nursing homes and nursing homes.
Holly York operates senior Santa programs in Champaign and Ford counties. York said the program will allow communities to make vacations more special for seniors who do not have family in the area or who have other unforeseen circumstances. You can become a sponsor, donor or helper through Santas for Seniors.
sponser Purchase gifts from the list we provide. Sponsors can request whether they want to purchase male or female, independent living seniors, or institutional seniors. They can also sponsor large numbers of seniors as needed, as well as special occasions (husbands and wives, seniors with grandchildren, veterans, pets, etc.). Sponsors are responsible for shipping items to us.
donor You can help in several ways, such as providing a monetary donation for shopping, donating supplies (wrappers, boxes, tape, ribbons, gift bags, name tags), or purchasing gift cards. Donors are responsible for the delivery of goods to us.
helper There are many ways you can help! Tasks include shopping with lists (money provided by donors), organizing shopping lists, organizing gifts for wrapping, wrapping and wrapping gifts, and delivering gifts.
Yorke says these small gifts for seniors make a big difference in their lives, and their reaction will be invaluable during the holiday season. “Me’There were people who said, “I don’t deserve it, give it to someone who needs it, someone who deserves it.” “The best part is not only seeing their smiles, but hearing the stories they tell us.”
Yorke says the process of becoming a member of Santa for Seniors is easy and walks you through everything. Here’s how to contact her.
Phone: Holly York 217-530-6366 (leave a message or text)
Facebook: santa for seniors
Santas for Seniors deadline is November 7th.