Be Santa for a Senior in Indian River County

Christmas Gifts
Christmas Gifts

During a normal year, the holiday season can be difficult for seniors, and with the COVID-19 pandemic this year, hundreds of Indian River County seniors are homebound and alone.

Indian River County seniors in need have increased by 77% since the onset of the pandemic. That’s why it is more important than ever for anyone able to participate in Santa for a Senior with the Senior Resource Association to ensure that seniors in our community receive a gift this Christmas. 

How can you help this holiday season?

Purchase a gift from the Santa for Seniors wish list below. Then, deliver your donation to Senior Resource Association by December 11, 2020, or drop them off at one of the gift drop-off locations below. SRA volunteers and staff will deliver all gifts in December. The goal for this year is 655 gifts. 

Santa for Seniors Wish List

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Bath Towels
  • Blankets
  • Book
  • Decorative & Cozy Throws
  • Flatware Sets
  • Gift Cards (Publix, Winn Dixie, Restaurants, Walmart, Target)
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Kitchen Towels
  • Large-Print Crossword Puzzles
  • Microwave, Toaster Oven
  • Pets Toys, Treats & Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Small Kitchen Appliances
  • Themed Holiday Gift Baskets
  • Umbrellas

GIFT DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

  • Senior Resource Association – 694 14th Street | Vero Beach, FL
  • Senior Resource Association – 815 Davis Street | Sebastian, FL
  • American Icon Brewery
  • Bay Street Pharmacy
  • Bella’s Outlet
  • Bill Bryant & Associates, LLC
  • Bowen & Therapeutic Massage
  • Comfort Keepers
  • Emerald Estates
  • Fairlane Harbor Complex
  • First Baptist Preschool
  • Harmony Reserve
  • Indian River Club – Head Heart Hand
  • Indian River County Chamber of Commerce
  • Indian River Hematology and Oncology
  • Kho’s Integrative Acupuncture, Inc
  • Marine Bank and Trust
  • Mental Health Association
  • Riverside Eye Center
  • Root Dental
  • Schlitt Insurance Services
  • Spiritual Care
  • Strunk Funeral Home
  • Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Village Green
  • Walking Tree Brewery

For more details about “Be Santa for a Senior in Indian River County” or the Senior Resource Association, contact Angela Bosman at abosman@sramail.org or call (772)569.0760 (x119).

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