On behalf of the Santa Cop & Heroes program and Better Together AK, we want to thank you for your willingness to sponsor and connect with a senior for Christmas. Know that we will do our best to connect you with a senior (or more if requested) as we are able.
WAYS TO BE INVOLVED
Donate funds (in lieu of gift shopping) to ensure each senior receives a memorable Christmas this year. We ask that you donate around $100 per senior.
Tap the button below to give your financial donation for senior shopping and/or toward other costs associated with running the Santa Cop Program.
SHOP & WRAP
Sign up below to purchase gifts for one or more senior citizens.
We will do our best to match you with eligible participants in the program and send your their wish lists so you can shop for them. We do ask that you spend a minimum of $100 per senior (although you can be as generous as you wish and spend more than that).
Then, attend the Wrapping Party at Mat-Su Senior Services Center in Palmer on December 17th (5:30-8:00pm) to get all the presents wrapped and ready to be delivered the next day at the Be A Friend Holiday Parties or to their residences on Christmas Day.
SHOP, WRAP, & MEET*
If you wish to connect with your assigned seniors, you can do so at our "Be A Friend" Holiday Party on December 18 (11am Palmer Senior Center, 12:30pm Wasilla Senior Center) as well as calling your seniors on Christmas day. You will be be required to complete a background check and brief online training upon completion of the registration form below.
*The “Be A Friend” program can continue on into 2022. If you choose to consider an ongoing relationship with a senior beyond the holiday season, you may have opportunity to indicate your interest during or after the BAF Holiday party.
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As always, thank you for your willingness to support a valuable and often overlooked segment of our community!
If you cannot attend the Wrapping Party and bring your purchased gifts with you, please contact us to let us know which of our collection points you will be dropping the gifts off at before December 13th:
INTERESTED IN BEING INVOLVED BEYOND CHRISTMAS?
We will have opportunities for you to volunteer with the program throughout the rest of the year with upcoming events and office/administrative help.
If you are interested, please click the link below or in the menu to sign up.