The Sealy News partners with Silver Lake and The Oaks each Christmas and helps bring holiday cheer to Sealy’s local seniors who are living on fixed incomes at both retirement homes by offering gifts from its Angel Tree.
Many families in Sealy’s community live on a fixed income and every year it seems to get a little more difficult, especially during the holidays when times tend to be at their toughest.
On Friday, the Angel Tree will go up in The Sealy News office decorated with expressive ornaments representing each of the Silver Lake and The Oaks residents.
“Our senior citizens, generations that have survived World War II, Vietnam, the Great Depression and the Great Recession, are amazing individuals,” said Karen Lopez, The Sealy News Publisher. “They took care of us when times were hard, now it’s time to give back.”
The Angel Tree brings a little jolly Christmas times to those seniors’ doorsteps.
While living on supplemental incomes, with many barely able to afford basic necessities, much less treat themselves during the holidays, residents get to experience a little joy from others caring.
To sponsor a senior’s gift, come over to The Sealy News.
Each ornament on the Angel Tree has the name of a senior on the back and an item they’d like. Sponsors can take the ornament, go to a store and purchase an appropriate gift.
Any gift is welcome, but most residents are looking for daily essentials including blankets, socks, gloves, towels and washcloths, shirts and personal hygiene products.
“Help us brighten the day for our local seniors,” Lopez said.
Gifts should be returned wrapped to The Sealy News office no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 to be made available for their annual Christmas party.
More information about the Angel Tree program can be obtained by phoning The Sealy News at 979-885-3562. You can also come to the office in person, located at 193 Schmidt Road in Sealy, across from the Wal-Mart Super Center.