Be a Santa to a Senior...
Almost a decade ago when Brett Rhodes decided to purchase the Waco franchise to Home Instead Senior Care, there were several factors that shaped his decision, but what really got his attention was the way Home Instead was able to cultivate relationships within the community via time, donations, and service.
Almost every year Home Instead participates in a program called, “Be a Santa to a Senior”, where they gather names of seniors in the community that are either financially strapped or don’t have relatives in town to give them presents. Once Home Instead receives their list, they have these special seniors make a wish list. These wish lists are then made into ornaments that are placed in Christmas trees at local places of business in town. People in the community then pick an ornament to sponsor, buy that gift and deliver the presents to that merchant's store. Then before Christmas, Home Instead Senior Care and its great staff take those gifts, have a gift wrapping party and deliver Christmas to those seniors who have been selected. And while Home Instead facilitates and organizes the gift wrapping and delivery of the presents, they know they couldn’t do it without all of the amazing help and volunteers from the community. What a way to give back!
Not only does Home Instead participate in such programs as “Be a Santa to a Senior”, but they also facilitate local educational pieces monthly throughout the community, and are major contributors to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Home Instead Senior Care is the preferred provider for Hilarity for Charity, an Alzheimer's Charity started by comedian Seth Rogen. People can even apply for grants through this service and if accepted, the local Home Instead Office will provide services for that recipient.
Thank you Home Instead for all you do!
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