Nov 16 Care Mission

Be a Santa to a Senior

Love giving gifts? Bring the gift of Christmas morning to a senior in need of a little holiday spirit.
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13 seniors have been helped with this mission. Add your effort to the count.

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There’s nothing quite like waking up on Christmas morning to a tree surrounded by gifts. The Be a Santa to a Senior program aims to recreate that excitement for seniors across the United States who may not have someone to celebrate the holidays with. Since the program began in 2003, over 750,000 seniors have felt the joy of receiving a gift.

Interested in joining in on the holiday spirit? Follow these easy steps to get involved!

  1. Find a Be a Santa to a Senior tree location by visiting www.beasantatoasenior.com
  2. Remove a senior gift request bulb from the tree.
  3. Purchase the requested gift.
  4. Place the request bulb and gift in a designated box. Feel good about yourself for making a senior’s holiday wishes come true.

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13 seniors have been helped with this mission. Log your progress so we can add one more.

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Community Comments

  1. To take at least one shut in / senior a turkey

    Tara
    2 Missions Completed
  2. I can do the job and be 🎅 for you all

    QUIXOTE
    2 Missions Completed
  3. Picked a virtual bulb off the tree and sent something from her wishlist

    Joyce
    0 Missions Completed
  4. I can help a senior on Christmas day.

    Dolores
    0 Missions Completed
  5. Purchased gifts for Sharon & Jeffery @zip 40272. Dont know how to remove bulb from tree.
    Will deliver to senior home indicated

    Bonnie
    1 Mission Completed
  6. Stella
    0 Missions Completed
  7. Picked a virtual bulb from tree, Vern should be getting his wrapped gift within the next day. 🎄🎄

    Deanna
    0 Missions Completed
  8. I love going to visiting seniors
    Joy to my heart.

    Teresa
    0 Missions Completed
  9. OhEmGee this worked out great! I just had back surgery so I can’t drive yet, but I was able to pick a virtual bulb for a beautiful senior named Dolores and it took me right to her Amazon gift list and it was WONDERFUL knowing that Dolores is going to get EXACTLY what she is wishing for, for Christmas! Thank you for doing this my heart feels full.

    Tracy
    1 Mission Completed
  10. I just ordered 2 of her items. I’m so excited to get them and wrap them up to be delivered!

    Mary
    2 Missions Completed
  11. Why is everything from Amazon? Dont we visit a location, remove bulb and place in bin? Some gifts are for kids! Thought this was for seniors. Clarification appreciated.

    Kari
    3 Missions Completed
  12. Purchase a gift for a Senior.

    Tonya
    1 Mission Completed
  13. Milan
    0 Missions Completed
  14. Hello, I can help with indoor and outdoor activities.
    I love pets
    I love the outdoors (I’m a runner)
    (248)825-5430 cell.phone

    Monika
    0 Missions Completed
  15. Zia
    0 Missions Completed
  16. Zia
    0 Missions Completed
  17. It’s a good feeling to say good morning to a neighbor who seems to be mean

    nancy
    0 Missions Completed
  18. I will see how I feel and I will bring gift baskets to some of the people there peppermint candy I’m cooking some stop lip balm and stuff like that to them but I have to see how I’m feeling I am 67 years old and the right now I am not doing the best but I would enjoy doing that because I’m a retired teacher and I also dealt with a lot of seniors those that is my pet fee and I would love to do something like that let me know how to reach out to you and as time goes on I will let you know what I will be able to handle that aren’t deal I either I can bring them bags approved I know they can’t have nothing but I can do peppermint and socks and stuff like that right now I’m not doing too well my calm paternal is acting up and I’m taking one day at a time and then I have back problems and neck and hands problems so let me see how I feel along the way I will start grabbing my stuff and getting it together for the Christmas holiday for them send me your address I’ll either call me my numbers is 404-288-8267 I am Shirley Henderson but yes I will come and try to help out when I feel better but give me a call back and I will let you know what that I have tried to purchase some items and bag them up for you guys I would love to do that that will make my day thank you and be blessed I really need a job where I can work thank you

    Shirley
    3 Missions Completed
  19. To be honest! Due to the pandemic 😷 most of us are not doing well financially.
    The least I can do is sending a post card.
    Am not doing well myself. But I will continue doing my best. Happy Holidays to everybody.

    Ingrid
    1 Mission Completed
  20. I went to bealls and purchased items on tree. I really enjoy being a blessing to anyone, not just at Christmas but; anytime. I wish card was a little more specific on items to put in gift basket food items. Thank you for what you all do to bring love to seniors. God bless!

    Patrice Walker
    2 Missions Completed
  21. Went to store w/name tags, got 2, have 2 items on list so far… hope to al but follow thier lil request…❤

    Bonnie
    1 Mission Completed
  22. I thank a gentleman at the meat isle at Walmart and put a smile on his face

    Elizabeth
    1 Mission Completed
  23. To visit a elderly person in my neighborhood.

    Brigit
    1 Mission Completed
  24. I happily took care of my dying parents. I also participated with Dementia patients and Alzheimer’s patients. Never ever tired of our conversations.

    Eileen
    0 Missions Completed

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