Kevin and I just returned from our weekly lunch (we go out to lunch every Wednesday – we’ve been doing this for a few years now), and we stopped by an area Harter House, (the one on Republic Rd and Fremont if you’re from the Springfield area), to buy some Sprite for the kids (their stomachs are still a bit tender). I was on my way out of the door when I spotted a Christmas tree with tags tied to it along with a huge sign that said, “Be a Santa to a Senior!” (http://beasantatoasenior.com/). It’s set up like the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program for foster children – you pick a tag, buy a gift (I think the senior tags actually have gift ideas listed), then return the gift, along with the tag, to the store hosting the program.
Kevin and I always pick two children, a boy and a girl, (usually teenagers) from the Salvation Army’s tree every year, but this was the first time I had seen a tree set up for seniors.
Isn’t that a GREAT IDEA?!? People that fall through society’s cracks just break my heart – they are so alone and in some cases forgotten. Can you imagine not having a loved one to share Christmas with, or a gift to open on Christmas morning?? That’s just so SAD!!
At any rate, I just HAD to share this program with you all and I hope you will find it in your heart to get involved. If not with this program, then another program that blesses your community.
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Tis the season to give!
Christmas song #8 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Martina McBride