Inspired by similar programs that provide Christmas gifts for children, the Living Water Foundation and Newberry High School Seniors team up to make sure the season is merry and bright for elderly members of the Newberry community.
The project is uniquely designed to focus on financially challenged or isolated seniors by confidentially accepting referrals from local non-profits, health care providers, service organizations, and churches. Beginning in November through mid December, a tree located inside the Wendy’s 2900 Main Street location features ornaments with first names and a suggested gift item. Holiday shoppers and patrons can choose an ornament, purchase the suggested gift, and return it unwrapped to the store. Secret Santa for Seniors volunteers collect, wrap, and delivery the gifts on with the help of the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office.
A special thank you to the Wendys, Newberry County Sheriff Department, West Electric, Oakland Mills Apartments and Bob Beard. Your continued support is genuinely appreciated. We could not do this project with it!