Give the gift of love to a deserving senior this holiday season

Published 12:02 pm Saturday, November 30, 2019

To The Leader


The holiday season is also the season of giving and a time to share smiles with those around you. As you gather to drink hot cocoa and sing carols with family and friends, it’s important to remember there are seniors in your community who would love to celebrate, too. However, many seniors live alone, without someone to share this special time.

Home Instead Senior Care® is once again offering the Beaumont community a chance to spread joy to local seniors. Through the Be a Santa to a Senior® program, community members can give a senior a special holiday gift. Since the program’s inception in 2003, the Be a Santa to a Senior® program has mobilized more than 60,000 volunteers, provided approximately 2.1 million gifts and brightened the season for more than 700,000 deserving seniors nationwide. Last year, more than 2,100 area seniors received gifts.

 “The Be a Santa to a Senior program is all about including seniors in the joy of the holiday season,” said Charlie Holder, owner of the Beaumont Home Instead Senior Care office. “A simple gift shows them they are a loved and vital member of our community.”

Be a Santa to a Senior is a true community program, with generous support from area businesses, nonprofit organizations, retailers, numerous volunteers and members of the community. The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin counties has partnered with Nutrition & Services for Seniors Activity Center, Orange Community Center, Several Home Health Agencies, Hospices, and many other local businesses and agencies to help with gift collection and distribution.

It’s easy to help. Visit one of the participating locations listed below and look for the Be a Santa to a Senior tree on display from now to December 23, 2019. Each tree will be decorated with ornaments featuring seniors’ first names and gift suggestions. Holiday shoppers can choose an ornament, buy the requested gift and return it to the store with the ornament attached. There’s no need to worry about wrapping — community volunteers and program partners will wrap and deliver the gifts to local seniors in time for the holidays.

“While it may seem like a small act of kindness, it can really make a difference for someone this holiday season,” said Holder. “Watching seniors open the gifts they received through Be a Santa to a Senior and seeing the smiles and appreciation on their faces is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season.”

Be a Santa to a Senior trees can be found at 74 area locations throughout Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin counties,  visit or call (409) 892-7494 to find a tree near you or for more information about the program.

Be a Santa to a Senior trees in Orange County are at:

Child’s Ace Hardware

  • 3704 N 16th Street, Orange


Beaty Insurance

  • 3410 Lutcher Drive, Orange


Bronze Body

  • Strickland Drive, Orange
  • State Hwy. 12, Vidor



  • Texas Ave., Bridge City
  • North 16th Street, Orange
  • Strickland Drive, Orange
  • North Main Street, Vidor


Family Pharmacy

  • Texas Ave, Bridge City
  • State Hwy. 12, Mauriceville
  • North Main Street, Vidor


M&D Supply Inc. – Ace Hardware

  • 1230 N Main Street, Vidor


Market Basket

  • North 16th Street, Orange
  • State Hwy. 62, Mauriceville
  • North Main Street, Vidor


Quality Insurance

  • 440 North Main, Vidor



  • North 16th Street, Orange
  • MacArthur Drive, Orange



  • Edgar Brown Drive, Orange
  • North Main Street, Vidor



  • Texas Ave., Bridge City
  • North Main Street, Vidor