Friday, November 14, 2008

Be A Santa Claus for someone who needs it.

I found out about a couple of holiday programs that offer opportunities for you to help our community . These sound like they could really bring Christmas Cheer to someone who otherwise wouldn't get much of that.

There is a program through the Home Instead Senior Care office called Be a Santa to a Senior.

This program is simple.
If you are in any of the local WalMarts between November 19th and December 10th, there will be Christmas trees decorated with ornaments that will have the first name of a local deserving senior and an item that they need.

Simply choose an ornament, buy the item and return the gift, along with the ornament to the store.

There is another worthy cause called Operation PJ Pile Up, and it's being held at our own FSK Mall.

The folks who own & operate FSK Mall, PREIT are teaming up with the Pajama Programto deliver warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children who until now have done without.

excerpted from Frederick Maryland Online:

Please donate a NEW pair of pajamas or a NEW book at the Operation PJ Pile Up collection bin in the mall. Sizes ranging from toddler to adult are welcome. To thank you for your donation, several mall retailers and our Santa Photo vendor have special offers for you.

The new items will be delivered by the Pajama Program to children in our local area during the Holidays and this winter.

I didn't dig these up on my own, I got them from Liz at FredNet who graciously gave me permission to use this item:)

1 comment:

Liz said...

I'm glad to help spread the word about these two great charities. Hopefully between us, we can spread some holiday cheer to those who most need it.