Neighbor in Need of East Atlanta helps low income seniors in the community with emergency home repairs. This holiday season, we are kicking off our 1st Annual “Neighbor in Need, Santa for Seniors.” Our Mission is to bring Christmas Gifts to Seniors here in the East Atlanta Community that would normally be alone or with minimal family and friends at Christmas time.
Our Goal is to provide 24 seniors from the East Atlanta area a gift valued at a minimum of $20 each. Together we can make a difference in these lives this Christmas time. No one deserves to be alone at Christmas.
Many seniors live on a very fixed income and and/or no longer have living family members or family nearby. Our focus is for all of the seniors in each home to get a small gift that they could open and share on Christmas day, like one large family. Most requests are for very simple gifts - socks, body lotion, laundry detergent, scarves, hats, to name a few.
How does our Santa For Seniors program work?
We have set up an on-line registry with a variety of items that are only $1.00 each. You go to the registry and select the item(s) you would like to purchase, enter the quantity to order, and then proceed to the checkout to pay for your items. Neighbor in Need has coordinated with Dollar Tree Corporate to have the order for this to be a “bulk order” and they will ship to the Moreland Avenue (near Value Village) location for free. The inventory report will decrease as items are purchased. Please do not purchase directly at the store, we are not having drop off locations around EAV, this is an ON-LINE campaign only.
We are under a very tight deadline for the order to be placed to the delivery of inventory to the store and for Neighbor in Need to deliver the bags in time for Christmas. Our goal is the deliver 24 filled bags by no later than 12/22/2017. Dollar Tree has a two week lead time for items to be delivered from placing the order, so we only have until Friday, 12/8/17 to have all items filled.
If we have any extra items in our order, we will share them with Brannen Towers.
Thank you all so much for your generosity. It means the world to us!!!