HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hundreds of needy senior citizens will soon receive some special Christmas gifts, thanks to many of you who participated in this year's Be a Santa to a Senior program, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.
Wednesday morning, about one dozen people gathered at the Oak Grove Road office of Home Instead Senior Care to wrap gifts for the 400 seniors whose names were chosen from a tree at the Turtle Creek Mall.
The gifts will be delivered in the coming days to those who might otherwise not receive one this year.
"A lot of them live in their own homes in the community, so they have families that live off and they don't get a lot of visits during the Christmas season," said Wanda Murphy of Home Instead Senior Care. "And they certainly don't have funds to buy things we wouldn't even think of, they don't even have," she said.
You still have one more day to take part in the program. Organizers say the Be a Santa to a Senior tree will be at the Turtle Creek Mall through Thursday.
This is the 4th year for the program in our area.