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Hana Baker, 5th Grader makes Cards for Seniors

Original post made by Ken+mano, Willow West, on Dec 14, 2021

Community Volunteers bring Christmas Cheer to Senior Citizens

“Adopt a Senior” is a program to provide gifts and love for the seniors of the “Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley” (www.ssptv.org).

The Senior Support staff phoned each senior and asked what they might like for Christmas, these were posted on a signup genius sheet and volunteers signed up to purchase and deliver the gifts, visit with them and bring a little Christmas cheer. Due to Covid, the visits are at the door, but the seniors are glad to see the friendly faces of the volunteers.

Several community and school groups participated by purchasing gifts: Boys Team Charity of Danville, GLIFY (Global Leadership Initiatives for Youth), Human Rights Club and Me to We Club, both from Granada High School and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In addition to the purchased gifts, Gift Bags were prepared with toiletries, post-it notes, dish soap, a candy cane, some Ghirardelli chocolate squares and a few other items. Thanks to groups donating items for the gift bags: The Pleasanton Community of Character, Boys Team Charity, BRET Realty, Hively and the cities of Pleasanton and Livermore.

Hana Baker, a fifth grade student at Vintage Hills Elementary made beautiful handmade cards for each gift bag for her school project.

Deliveries are being made to about 115 seniors before Christmas, many thanks to those individuals and organizations who make this program possible.
Pam Silliman, director of the Friendly Visitor program at SSPTV was excited and happy with the project for her seniors and so grateful for those who volunteered to let them know they were not forgotten.

Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley is an independent, nonprofit serving seniors aged 60 or better, located in the Pleasanton Senior. Their mission is to provide service and assistance to seniors that will: Foster independence, Promote safety and well being, Preserve dignity, and Improve quality of life.

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