Santa for Seniors Program


At Strafford Meals on Wheels

Santa for Seniors Program

Strafford Meals on Wheels is looking for sponsors for our Santa for Senior program.  This program is designed to provide some needed items and holiday cheer to homebound individuals.  We could use your help making the holidays brighter for others who otherwise may have a lonely holiday season.


This program works with the help of businesses, churches, civic organizations and individuals. There are two ways you can help by sponsoring an individual person (or persons) or just donating purchased items such as blankets, hats, warm socks, etc. that we then match up to an individual in need. We are also willing to accept monetary donations or gift cards that we can use towards purchasing gift items for our clientele on your behalf. 


If you choose to sponsor an individual person(s), we will supply you with suggestions, and relative information like sizes, favorite colors, hobbies, pets (if they have them), items of need, etc.  We also can provide a basic more universal list of suggested items. 


We ask that the gifts be dropped off to our office in Somersworth  by Wednesday December 16th or if needed arrangements may also be made to have them picked up.


We are serving approximately 450 homebound clients daily and many of them are at the poverty level with no local family support.  New England winters can seem long and harsh, but with your help we can brighten their day knowing others care.  Our dream  is to be able to give something to all of our clients during the holidays and with your help we hope to make this a reality.


Please contact us with any questions you may have or if you are willing to help. Thank you!



Suggestions for Santa Wish Lists.


Articles of Clothing such as:






            Flannel shirts




            Heavy/warm Socks

Hobby Items/Supplies such as:

            Craft Supplies – yarn, plastic canvas, etc.



Phone Cards


Stationery/Greeting Cards

Puzzle Books

Hot/Cold Wraps

Hard Candies

Non-perishable Food items  

Flash Lights w/batteries

Small radio w/batteries

Reading Material: books, magazines, books on tape

Magazine Subscriptions  

Blankets, throws, lap robes


Paper goods

Toiletries – hand lotions, soaps, etc.

Hot Beverages


Items for their pets

Table Decorations – napkins, runners, etc.