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    Be a Santa to a Senior®

    Give a Holiday Gift to a Senior

    Brighten a local senior's holiday season by sending a heartfelt gift. Brought to you by Ready to Care by Home Instead®.

Ways to Support a Senior in Need

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Find a Gift Tree to Shop Local

Select an ornament containing a senior's gift request by visiting a local gift tree. Purchase your gift and return it to the delivery box located at the tree. Participating Home Instead offices will collect and distribute the gifts to seniors in need.

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Shop Online with Amazon

Local Home Instead offices teamed up with Amazon Business to create an online gift-giving experience. Once you've selected a gift from a senior's wish list, Amazon Business will mail the present on your behalf.

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Make a Donation

Your financial contribution to the Home Instead Charities' Be a Santa to a Senior Fund helps local offices run a successful program each year. Donations support purchasing senior gifts, buying wrapping supplies and more.

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Since the program began in 2003, there have been...

2 million

Gifts Given

750,000

Senior Holidays Brightened

65,000

Volunteers Dispatched

250

Offices that have Spread Joy

Give a Gift During the Holidays

Brighten a Local Senior Citizen's Holiday by Donating a Gift

The holiday season is known for celebration. But for lonely or isolated older adults, it can be anything but. That's why Home Instead® created Be a Santa to a Senior, which aims to give to those in need.

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