SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging


'Santa’s Little Helper' Christmas Program

Santa and his team are social distancing this year due to COVID guidelines. But, with your help, we can still ensure seniors in our community have a holly, jolly holiday.

The holidays can be difficult on seniors; however, we must keep everyone safe. With that in mind, instead of purchasing gift baskets, supply bundles, and personal items for your senior this year, we are asking for your support in a different way.

Seniors in need of some kindness this Christmas will choose from a variety of gift card options that would best serve their needs. Through the generosity of your contributions we will purchase their gift cards and mail them to your adopted senior.

All you have to do is sign up to be a Santa’s Little Helper on the sponsor form, choose your level of participation, and make your contribution either online, by phone, or by mail. We will then send you a little bit of information about the lucky senior you are sponsoring. Donations can be made at

Thank you for helping make an even more difficult Christmas special.

Download Sponsor Form.

It’s that easy! If you would like to become a Santa’s Little Helper, please call 417-868-9523 or e-mail
2021 is the 12th year for the Santa’s Little Helper program and the demand continues to grow.  We welcome church groups, school groups, families, and individuals to become helpers. We hope you will consider joining our workshop and help spread the word.


It’s fun, it’s rewarding .. you can make a difference.  Here’s what past helpers have said:
“Glenda and Jim were such a delight. They were so grateful to just be together after 58 years of marriage, but the gifts we purchased for them made them smile from ear to ear.  I’m glad I could help make their holiday a great one.”         - Debbie L.
“My family and I were unable to deliver gifts to our adopted senior as this was her first time on the program. We received a thank you card from Sylvia in January and she seemed so appreciative of her gifts. ‘I can’t believe someone out there actually thought of me,’ she said. I know my family made a difference”                    - Pam, Scott, Mindy and Foxy the dog

“I look forward to Christmas every year. It has become family tradition to pool our money and adopt someone in need.  Our past three seniors have been so gracious and kind, and we have built friendships my kids will never forget.”      - Donna, Tom, and kids.

You Can Make a Difference—Donate Today!