The program was started by Home Instead Senior Care who partners with local non-profit and community organizations to identify seniors who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. The company then works with local businesses and retail stores to help facilitate the purchase and distribution of gifts by placing trees and ornaments within their various locations. Each senior's gift requests are written on a Be a Santa to a Senior tree ornament.
In Milwaukee, Walgreens pharmacies makes it very easy.
- Go to a Walgreens and find the ornament tree.
- Remove an ornament with a gift listed that will be from the Walgreens - no need to go anywhere else.
- Purchase the gift.
- Place the gift in the large bin a the Walgreens. No need to wrap, Santa's helpers will do it for you.
That's it. Walk into a store, find the item, buy it, and leave it there. You can't get much easier than that.
There is probably something you need at this time of year from a pharmacy so head on over to a Walgreens and pick out a gift for a senior and make a brighter day for them and yourself.