HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Everyone deserves to enjoy the warmth of the holiday season, and this year, area seniors who are alone or impoverished will be able to do just that. All you have to do is drop by a Christmas tree at one of the many area locations and choose the senior you wish to help.
"Be a Santa to a senior" is the name of this outreach to older people who live alone. Sponsored by Home-Instead Senior Care, this annual event is a way to bring joy to those seniors who otherwise may be forgotten.
Holiday shoppers can pick the ornaments with the senior's name on it, and on the back are listed the special items that each senior needs. Shoppers are encouraged to buy the listed items and return them unwrapped (with the ornament attached) to:
Home-Instead Senior Care
2122 Oak Grove Road
Other locations for Christmas tree drop-off:
- Priority One Bank - Hwy 98
- USM Credit Union - Hardy Street
- Carter’s Jewelers - Petal
- Both BancorpSouth locations
- Central Avenue and 16th Avenue - Laurel