Be a Santa to a Senior

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Everyone deserves to enjoy the warmth of the holiday season, and this year, area seniors who are alone or impoverished will be able to do just that.

Sponsored by the Home Instead Senior Care office serving the greater Huntsville area, 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.

Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with CASA, Friends Inc, TARCOG, NARCOG, Salvation Army and area Kroger Stores to help with the gift collection and distribution.

Participating retail locations will display Be a Santa to a Senior Christmas trees from Thursday, Nov. 12 to Thursday, Dec. 10 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.

You can find a Be a Santa to a Senior tree at the following Kroger locations:

• 2110 Oakwood Ave NW
• 2009 Drake Ave SW
• 7090 Highway 72 W
• 8404 Memorial Pkwy SW, Logan Square Shopping Center
• 6070 Moores Mill Rd
• Plaza Centre
• 1101 Beltline Rd SW

For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call 256-883-3080.