W.A.M.Y. Community Action is asking people to donate gifts to help spread holiday cheer to senior citizens who are homebound, staying in assisted living or hospice care for WAMY’s fourth annual Santa for Seniors gift drive.

In 2021, WAMY (Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey) delivered more than 900 holiday gift bags to senior citizens through the Santa for Seniors project. With hopes of exceeding last year’s goal, WAMY needs the help of community members more than ever. Newly purchased Santa for Seniors items that are needed include socks with grips, blankets, lotion, lip balms, slippers, word activity books, sugar-free candy, and winter accessories. Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off now through Dec. 15th Monday-Thursday from 10 am-2 pm. Donations can be dropped off at Boone Police Department, 1500 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, or Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, 184 Hodges Gap Rd., Boone. More locations can be found on goblueridge.net.