‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ Program Kicking Off in Raleigh-Durham Area

The program runs through Dec. 4
Ornament On Tree

In Raleigh and Durham, Home Instead Senior Care sponsors the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program, which invites the public to provide basic necessities listed on seniors’ wish lists. The sponsor works with local nonprofits and groups to identify those in need, with donations like blankets, toiletries, adult diapers, and other items. The program is especially needed during the year of COVID-19, with many still in isolation. Collection runs through Dec. 4.

The program’s organizers are aiming for more than 2,000 gifts this year. Those interested in helping can find one of the holiday trees with ornaments listing names and lists (with that roster of locations below). There’s also a contact-less method, using this site that implements the Amazon Business platform to deliver the gifts to the seniors.

Female Elf And Male Senior (1)


If you go the physical ornament route, you can just buy the gift and return it unwrapped to the participating store:

Atria Oakridge, 10810 Sandy Oak Ln, Raleigh

Cadence Living at Wake Forest, 3218 Heritage Rd, Wake Forest

Charron’s Deli & Café, 120 E. Main St., Youngsville

Culver’s, 2819 Rogers Rd, Wake Forest

Home Centric, 337 Crossroads Blvd., Cary

Starbucks, 180 Cabela Dr., Garner

Starbucks, 3608 Davis Dr., Morrisville

Starbucks, 9630 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh

Starbucks, 9441 Strickland Rd., Raleigh

Starbucks, 6176 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh

Starbucks, 6282 Gelenwood Ave., Raleigh

Starbucks, 7498 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh

Starbucks, 10760 Wakefield Commons Dr., Raleigh

Strbucks, 2815 Rogers Rd., Wake Forest

Treeo Senior Living, 2722 Spring Forest Rd., Raleigh

Upchurch Drug and Gift Shoppe (5108 N. Roxboro St., Durham)

C&H Cafeteria (1720 Guess Rd., Durham)


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