For a few hours in early December 2019 the Queen Bees program of the Gratitude Chapter, in partnership with a local men’s team, festively dressed, produced a beautiful opportunity to share Christmas love with Project SNOW (Seniors Need Our Warmth). This community service event has resulted in happy hearts all around for well over a decade.
We brought holiday joy to the senior women and men of a local convalescent hospital by “adopting” each of them and fulfilling their holiday wishes.
Through social media some of the residents were adopted by families in our very own communities and many of those joined us on the day of. Generous hearts in the form of cash donations will also provide the hospital with its own wishes.
Every man, woman and child who entered the doors gave their heart in some way. Teams of women and men worked together to help Santa deliver gifts, provide music, caroling, treats, and, best of all, LOTS of time with each lovely senior in the facility.
Some elders were well enough to participate in an open room; some were not – and Santa was able to chat with ALL of them. Each senior had their names on a hand-crafted Santa hat created by our women who also made tutus for our young helper elves from a local girl scout troop.
What a wonderful and heart-warming day it was!