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'Santa' Brings Joy to 300 Seniors


January 10, 2019

To the Editor:

We at Home Instead Senior Care in Duncansville would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in and contributed to “Be a Santa to a Senior” this holiday season.

Our “Be a Santa to a Senior” trees were placed at locations throughout Blair and Cambria counties and community members generously donated socks, blankets, toiletries and other requested items. Overall, more than 300 gifts were collected for area seniors. We are grateful to all our volunteers and donors who helped brighten a senior’s holiday this year.

We would also like to thank our community partners who were instrumental in the success of this program including Thompson’s Pharmacy, Your Choice FCU, Boscov’s in Altoona and Johnstown, The Dream Restaurant, and Giant Eagle in Ebensburg, all of whom hosted our giving trees; and the children and staff of BIG FISH preschool in Hollidaysburg, who decorated our gift bags with their charming artwork. “Be a Santa to a Senior” is a nationwide program that provides gifts and companionship to seniors. Home Instead Senior Care partners with local non-profit and community organizations to identify seniors who might not otherwise receive gifts during the holidays. “Be a Santa to a Senior” relies on volunteers who collect, wrap and deliver gifts. Since its inception in 2003, more than 60,000 volunteers have helped distribute over 2 million gifts to more than 700,000 deserving seniors.

Again, thank you to all those who made this year’s “Be a Santa to a Senior” possible. It means so much to our local seniors and helps make their holiday season special.

To volunteer for next year’s program or more information, visit or call 693-2911.

Ellen Montgomery



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