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Be a 'Santa for Seniors' with Meals on Wheels

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It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but a local organization is helping us remember a group of folks who are often forgotten at Christmas.  Meals on Wheels helps seniors stay independent year-round, and this holiday season, they want you to help make them feel appreciated!

Meals on Wheels delivered their first meal in Atlanta back in 1970.  Every day, volunteers deliver more than 300 meals to area seniors.  But no one likes to be alone at Christmas, and that's where you come in.  

With their Santa for Seniors program, seniors will get a wrapped gift delivered to their home along with their regular meal.  

"In a lot of cases, and this is hard to believe, it's the only visitor they will have, and the only gift they will receive," said volunteer Dottie Smith.  

So, Meals on Wheels Atlanta is accepting new, unwrapped gifts like magnifying glasses, toiletries, and large print books--- small tokens that might mean the world to a lonely senior.  

From now until December 18, you can drop off your new, unwrapped gifts at the Meals on Wheels office.  For a list of gift suggestions, click here!

MORE INFO:
MEALS ON WHEELS WEBSITE
GIFT SUGGESTION LIST

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