Senior Resource Association’s Santa for Seniors Gift Drive Begins

Spreading Joy to Seniors in Our Community

Monday, November 20, 2023, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. – Senior Resource Association (SRA) is asking for the community’s help to spread holiday cheer to more than 1,000 seniors this season. The Santa for Seniors annual gift drive delivers a holiday gift to Indian River County (IRC) seniors who depend on SRA’s programs to remain in their own homes as long as safely possible.

“Our annual Santa for Seniors gift drive is a simple way to provide a much-needed sense of connection while bringing joy to our community’s isolated and homebound seniors – because so many have no family or friends to share the holidays with,” says Karen Deigl, SRA President and CEO.

The Santa for Seniors wish list contains items such as weighted blankets, flatware sets, electric can openers, and many other specially requested senior gift ideas. For the health and safety of our seniors, gifts must be new, unwrapped and in their original packaging. SRA is unable to accept handmade or perishable items.

Over the years, Santa for Seniors has delivered thousands of gifts to older adults in our community. The annual drive would not be possible without the commitment from our generous sponsors, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital and Florida Power & Light, as well as our dedicated staff and volunteers who rally the community to collect, sort and package all the gifts.

“Without the support and generosity of local businesses, organizations, individuals, and our amazing volunteers, we could not share holiday joy so broadly to impact the lives of seniors in our community,” Deigl adds.

Donations can be dropped off at the following SRA locations between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Vero Beach: 694 14th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960
  • Transit Office: 4385 43rd Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32967
  • Sebastian: 815 Davis St., Sebastian, FL 32958

The deadline for donations is Friday, December 8. Gifts will be delivered by December 24.

Visit SeniorResourceAssociation.org for a complete wish list and additional drop-off locations or scan the QR code to purchase gifts directly from our Amazon wish list.

For more information on Santa for Seniors, to host a gift drop box, or volunteer at Santa’s Workshop to sort and package gifts, please contact Marketing and Events Director Angela Bosman at 772.569.0760 ext. 119 or abosman@sramail.org.

Senior Resource Association, Inc. (SRA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the designated lead agency for home and community-based care for the elderly in Indian River County. Since 1974, SRA continues to provide essential services and support for the community’s older adults and their families. Promoting independence and dignity for all adults, SRA programs include Meals on Wheels, DayAway Adult Enrichment & Respite, In-Home Services, Public Guardianship, as well as public and door-to-door transportation services. SRA is the Community Transportation Coordinator for Indian River and Martin counties, as designated by the Florida Commission for the Transportations Disadvantaged and has operated Indian River County’s public transit program, GoLine, since 1992. To learn more, visit www.SeniorResourceAssociation.org.

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