Thank you to all of our clients who helped us to participate!! For the second year in a row - we were able - with the help of our fabulous clients, friends and family - to participate in the Golden Senior Santa Program -Definitely a success for 2017!
We will be ready to go again in 2018!
We wanted to share a Letter from Kelley Matthews - the organizer of the Golden Senior Santa Program:
Happy New Year!
We’re writing to let you know what happened with the Christmas gifts and gift cards donated by your customers and team for the Golden Senior Santa program. This year, through your generosity, we provided gifts to more than 90 area residents (and their pets!) who are residents of a low income senior apartment building or who live independently and receive services from the Seniors’ Resource Center or Golden’s “Be a Tool” program.
Recipients received their gifts and gift cards in a special holiday bag or a big box that was wrapped by a team of elves, and each one also included handmade Christmas cards made by Ralston Elementary School art class students. The cards can be very entertaining – one started with “To Who It May Concern”....
Your gifts made a meaningful difference in the lives of some people in our community who could use a little cheer over the holidays, and we’ve already heard back through the different organizations about how excited and happy the recipients were. One of the leaders at Senior Resource Center told us:
“I really cannot adequately convey how important these gift are to our clients! That the gifts are individualized with special items makes the gifts personal and truly makes them feel like they have a “friend” and that someone cares for them. Which is the greatest gift of all! Thank you!”
Seniors’ Resource Center is a non-profit provider of information, services and advocacy for seniors in the Metro
Denver area and surrounding communities. Their programs and services are designed to help seniors remain
independent, living in their own homes, and to provide them with independence, hope and dignity.
The Neighborhood Rehab Project, also known as “Be a Tool”, mobilizes hundreds of volunteers on a designated “Day
of Service” to go to the homes of seniors and low income/physically challenged residents in Golden, Arvada and
Englewood with a mission of keeping them warm, safe and dry by completing a variety of household improvement and
repair projects. (www.beatool.org/)
Thank you again for your donations, and best wishes for health and happiness in the year ahead.
The Golden Senior Santa Elves