2023 Bags for Seniors

Goal: 1,500

2022 marked WAMY Community Action’s fourth Santa for Seniors gift drive through which the organization distributed more than 1,400 holiday gift bags to senior citizens through the support of local businesses, organizations and individuals.

Volunteers delivered gift bags in person to area seniors in assisted living facilities, living in hospice care or living at home. Bags included blankets, puzzle books, lotion, lip balm, candies and treats.

Since WAMY serves individuals in Watauga, Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties, gift distribution was all over the region.

During the holiday season, senior citizens who are shut in and cannot leave their homes are often overlooked. In 2019, WAMY launched its first-ever Santa for Seniors project. The goal was to make sure our shut-in senior neighbors received a gift of holiday cheer. Since 2019, more than 3,500 gifts have been delivered.”

WAMY is already preparing for 2023 and we are grateful for continued community partnerships and supporters, Without local assistance and volunteers, spreading joy to our senior neighbors would not be possible. We look forward to a new year of helping people and changing lives.

Currently the drop-off locations are any of WAMY Community Action's three office locations. Please call ahead to be sure one of Santa's elves will be there to accept your donation.