Friday, November 23, 2012

Be a Santa to a senior

My heart goes out to all the seniors in Charlotte who are living alone and struggling to make ends meet. Here’s a great way you can help them over the holiday.

Home Instead Senior Care is making sure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship through its Be a Santa to a Senior program.

Here’s how it works: Through Dec. 14, trees will be up in Dilworth Coffee locations with ornaments that have the first names of seniors and their respective gift requests. Once you buy the gift, return it wrapped to the store with the ornament attached. They’ll be collected and given to residents and members of Friendship Trays and the Charlotte Housing Authority.

These are the Dilworth Coffee locations with trees: 1235-B East Blvd. at Kenilworth Commons; 110-A Matthews Station St. in downtown Matthews; 3565 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill; Dilworth Coffee inside Belk at SouthPark mall; 5815 Prosperity Church Road at The Shoppes at Highland Creek.

Organizers say the need is especially great this year.

Details: 704-344-0801;