With the annual giving season underway, Christmas trees all over town are filling up.
The Santa for seniors bucket is overflowing thanks to donors like the Ayres.
They dropped off a blanket for a senior in honor of their mothers who were in an assisted living home before passing on.
“We got to know the other people living there as well and saw the need, “ sai
Seniors like Marsha Hennessey, so appreciative of the blanket she received last year...from a complete stranger.
“It just gave me so much joy to receive one and to think that someone cared enough to do this,” said Marsha.
Marsha and her friends at the Twilight Haven senior home received a gift thanks to the “Be a Santa to a Senior drive.
But seniors and children are always in need.
The Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, and Make a Wish all collect gifts for those less fortunate.
December is the top month for charitable donations, and the Ayres say it feels great to give even a small gift.
They need a friend and they appreciate a gift like anybody else,” said Lee Ayres.
To make sure you’re donating safely, visit the Better Bureau’s Charity Information page at http://www.bbb.org/us/charity/