Posted December 3, 2008

Santa Needs YOU!  Reach out to a Senior this Holiday Season!

Home Instead Senior Care, the world’s largest provider of non-medical caregiving services, in cooperation with Bridgeview Bank, is sponsoring a community outreach program called, Be a Santa to a Senior.  The program is designed to provide gifts and bring smiles to lonely and forgotten seniors.  Through this program, thousands of gifts will donated and distributed to seniors in need in the Chicagoland area.

We’ve partnered with hospitals, nursing homes, senior living communities and senior service organizations to gather names of seniors who would not have much of a holiday without your generosity.

Ways you Can Help…

Donate a gift!
Common gifts include:  robes, slippers, teddy bears, fragrance or bath gift sets, sweaters, pajamas, candy, or gift cards (e.g. grocery store, drug store).  We will have Giving Trees located at several Bridgeview Bank locations, where you can select the senior you want to help, or just contact the Home Instead office and they will provide you with the name of a senior and their wish list.  Return gifts no later than December 15th to the Home Instead office or to a Giving Tree location.  (NEW items only.)

Participate in thier Gift Wrapping Party!
Thursday, December 18th, 10:00a (until all gifts are wrapped!)
Location:  Bridgeview Bank, Broadway & Lawrence (in the Rotunda)
Refreshments will be served!

For more information, contact Sue Phelan, Owner, Home Instead
4736 N. Marine Dr, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone:  773/784-4024

Also, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) still has 60 elder names available for those interested in purchasing an LBFE elder a special Christmas gift.  Their list is extra long this year with almost 900 names!  If you are interested in purchasing an elder a gift please contact Heather Dudzinski at hdudzinski@littlebrotherschicago.org or Christine Bertrand at cbertrand@littlebrotherschicago.org.  Gifts ideas are ready, and once purchased the gifts will be wrapped at LBFE and delivered by an LBFE volunteer with a friendly visit.

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