Santa for Seniors is a grassroots volunteer project to bring Christmas joy to Wiregrass seniors who are in need of basic items for everyday living.
SARCOA case managers chose the neediest seniors in the area as Santa for Seniors recipients. All have low income and most are homebound and alone. There were 375 clients with requests on the wish list for 2018.
Common requests are groceries, liquid nutritional supplements like Ensure, bed linens, slippers, heaters and help with high utility bills.
Gifts are collected at the former National Guard Armory on Westgate Parkway in Dothan (turn onto Choctaw Street and enter through armory gate to blue warehouses in back of lot). SARCOA case managers and volunteers deliver gifts to the seniors before Christmas.
After Christmas, Santa did not return to the North Pole, but instead continues to help those in need of ramps, renovations and repairs through our Neighbors for Seniors program. If you or a group you are in is interested in helping with one of our projects please visit our Neighbors For Seniors page here.
Many thanks to all who contributed to Santa for Seniors!
See project photos from previous years here.
View a video by WTVY News of a previous year's
Santa for Seniors project here.