Santa to a Senior

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Is one of the outlets for people or businesses to pick up the “gift ask” and return the unwrapped gift. Office hours are M-F 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.


 Remove bulb with senior’s gift request from the tree.


 Purchase the requested gift(s) listed on the bulb.


Place bulb and unwrapped gift(s) in the designated box.

The purpose of Home Instead Senior Care’s local community service program, Be a Santa to a Senior , is to provide holiday cheer and gift-giving to those seniors who are lonely, isolated, neglected, and financially challenged…in short, those least likely to receive any acknowledgement during the holiday season.

This year we will be receiving names and gift ideas from the following organizations which serve those Antelope Valley seniors most in need: the Salvation Army, Antelope Valley Care Center, Pete Knight Veteran’s Home, Antelope Valley Partners for Health and others. This information will be confidential and only initials or first names will be used to identify the seniors.

The names and gift ideas will be transferred to ornaments, which will be distributed beginning Wednesday November 7, 2018, for placement on trees throughout the Antelope Valley. Gift ideas include functional clothing like pajamas, sweatsuits and slippers. Other gift ideas include grocery store gift cards, toiletry items, warm throws and blankets, or small heaters.

We are asking local businesses to help support this program…by providing space inside the business for their own small or medium-sized tree, plus a poster supplied by us. Ornaments with each senior’s name and gift preferences will be supplied by us for hanging on the trees.

Ornaments will be supplied starting November 7th and any last-minute ornaments will remain on site until Monday, December 3rd. Ornaments will be replaced as needed, and we will periodically collect the donated gifts through Monday, December 3rd. WE ASK THAT ALL GIFTS BE PLACED IN GIFT BAGS, WITH THE ORNAMENTS ATTACHED - PLEASE DO NOT WRAP THEM.

Business names and locations will be added to the Be a Santa to a Senior list on, so that gift givers can easily find the location of ornaments closest to them. We will also be advertising the web site, and welcoming the community to participate.


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Santa to a Senior