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Be A Santa To A Senior 

Every year, Home Instead teams up with nursing homes to provide gifts to seniors who might not otherwise receive gifts come the holidays. Home Instead then collects donations and gives out gifts and brightends the lives of thousands of seniors. 
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How does it work?

Be a Santa to a Senior

Home Instead West Toronto partners with local healthcare service providers to make Christmas special for the elderly in need across Toronto. To make the donation and delivery process COVID-safe a wish list of presents is posted online to facilitate donation and deliver the gifts right to the healthcare facilty.  Gifts are eventlually handed over to the seniors by the facility staff. 

(here we just need to make the BASTAS program VERY practical/concrete for the facilites to enrol.  

Be a Santa to a Senior in 2020  it was 

  • 750,000 seniors in the US and Canada
  • 2 millions gifts 
  • 65,000 volunteers
  • 250 Home Instead franchises
Watch our video about 2020 Be a Santa to a Senior Porgram

Want to brighten the day of your seniors? 

Some of your seniors are feeling lonely when comes the Christmas season and want to make they have a gift to unwrap on Christmas morning? Contact our office, we are happy to get you onboard of our BASTAS program.
(here we need to tell our healthcare partners how to reach us. Maybe they need extra info about logisitc/legal/covid aspects?) 

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Healthcare partners

A big THANK YOU to Home Instead's "Be a Santa to a Senior" program for providing our SPRINT Senior Care - Pine Villa with a holiday gift this year ! It truly made a their holiday's so special ! We are very greatful for your generosity !

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Want to Be a Santa a donate to a Senior?

Your company or corporation wants to take part in this heartwarming journey by donating to thousands of seniors across Toronto? We can help you with that for sure. Contact us and we will get your donors onboard.
(here we want our corporate partners to know what is required from them and their donors to participate. Maybe they need more info about Amazon, paiement, deliveries?) 

More resources 

Find here news article and extra resources about our Be a Santa to a Senior program.