Friday, July 1, 2011

Santa for Seniors Collects Gifts for Senior Clients

Not everyone celebrates Christmas, but in a small way, all believe in the spirit of Santa. On Tuesday, July 19, Santa for Seniors will hold its annual “Christmas in July” cocktail party at Kings Home Furnishings. Party organizers are Jill Berry, Dottie Smith (Executive Director), Jade Sykes, and Maxine Hyland.

Santa for Seniors exemplifies the spirit of Santa by providing volunteers the opportunity to purchase inexpensive “senior friendly” items such as magnifying glasses, neck pillows, throws, and many other gifts that can be given to lonely and homebound seniors on special occasions and especially during the holidays.

“Senior citizens are probably our loneliest and least considered group,” Chairperson Jill Berry explained. “A little bitty gift makes them smile like the days when they were young and Santa Clause came to see them.”

Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta, through its Santa for Seniors program collects new, unwrapped “senior friendly” items such as big print books, bath or personal hygiene products, small blankets, slip-resistant slippers, personal fans, flashlights, or stationery. Items can be dropped off at SCS, 1705 Commerce Drive NW between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. For ticket information about the Christmas in July party, please contact Steve Hargrove at or 404-605-8450.

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