ANSWERS TO SILVER SANTAS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When can a senior’s name be submitted?
The website www.SilverSantas.org will be open from September 1th - until we reach 1,200 tags or October 15th. We will accept the names of needy seniors who are in danger of being forgotten this holiday season and live in an assisted living, a group home or at home in Pinellas County, Florida.
What about seniors who live in a Nursing Home or Skilled Nursing Facility?
We partner with another program that provides gifts for needy Seniors in a nursing home in Pinellas County, Click Here for the website.
Who can submit names?
Names can be submitted by a professional working in the county, such as a Social Worker, Case Manager, Activity Director, Guardian or Community Director.
How can a senior’s name be submitted for a tag?
Names are submitted by clicking here: How to submit the name of a gift recipient
Where do I find a tag?
Tags are found on trees in businesses throughout Pinellas County. Click this link to find a tree: How You Can Be a Silver Santa
What is my deadline for shopping?
We ask that all gifts be returned to the location you picked up the tag or the alternate location on the tag by December 6, 2019.
I can’t find all items requested in the store where I picked up the tag. Can I shop other stores, too?
Yes. Shop at any store you wish.
Do I have to buy all items on the tag?
Purchase as many of the items as you wish. Ask neighbors or co-workers to pitch in to “adopt” a senior.
Can I donate a gift card, or other items, rather than shop?
Yes. You can make your tax-free donation online by clicking this here: Donate to Silver Santas
Checks are also accepted by mail: Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc., Silver Santas, 9649 Koger Blvd., Ste. 100 (Gadsden Bldg.), St. Petersburg, FL 33702. Please write Silver Santas on the memo line of the check
What is not allowed?
Please do not include medications, home-made baked goods, unwrapped candy, alcohol, or tobacco products.
Should I wrap the gifts?
No, Silver Santa Elves will be checking all the bags and items prior to delivery.
Who delivers the gifts?
The gifts are picked up and delivered by the professional who submitted the name.
Shoppers: Please return your gifts by December 6, 2019