Silver Santas Program – How it works
Silver Santas is a grassroots project that provides gifts during the holiday season to isolated and low-income seniors through Providers such as assisted living communities, senior housing (HUD) communities and at home by Guardians or Professional Caregivers. For individuals in a nursing home we invite you to submit those names to the Be a Santa to a Senior program - click here for more information https://www.beasantatoasenior.com/
The needy seniors who are in danger of being forgotten this holiday season are identified by professional Guardians, Case/Social Workers, Senior Community/Activity Directors, and other professionals who work for Providers serving the senior population. These names can be submitted between September 18 - October 18 - see the link below to submit a gift recipient name.
Gift tags for the recipients are placed on trees at various locations in Pinellas County starting November 1 2019. Kind “Silver Santa Shoppers” select a tag and go shopping! Once items are purchased, the Silver Santa Shopper takes the items (Gift Bags are provided), along with the gift tag, back to the place where they picked up the tag, or to the alternate location printed on the tag by December 6, 2019. Gift bags are then distributed to the recipients in time for the holidays.
In lieu of adopting-a-senior we welcome donations of new clothing, hygiene products, candy, and small personal items to help fill out the gift bags. Monetary donations can be made by clicking Donate to Silver Santas or checks/money orders can be mailed to
Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc.
Silver Santas Donation
9549 Koger Blvd., Ste 100, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
In check memo line: Silver Santa's Project
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: In addition to providing the gifts, we welcome volunteers to help organize and implement the program. Those interested in volunteering for the “Silver Santas” program, or needing additional information, can contact us at SilverSantas.firstname.lastname@example.org, or attend a monthly meeting of the Silver Santa Committee, click here for meeting dates/time BLS Events
To submit the name of a deserving senior click here
To Volunteer to assist with Gift Bag Processing click here
The Silver Santas program was created by Better Living for Seniors, which is affiliated with the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc.