“Townie Santa” will be visiting many of Charlestown’s elderly, needy shut-ins on Christmas morning, Saturday, Dec. 25, to deliver Christmas gifts and a hot turkey dinner.
Santa may be any one of several dozen neighbors who will devote this morning to sharing the spirit of Christmas with those who are unable to or have difficulty getting up and about. Delivery of the baskets will begin at 11 a.m. from James W. Conway Bunker Hill Post 26, The American Legion, 23 Adams St.
Persons with cars as well as those who do not have cars are needed for this important task. Those who do not have their own transportation will be paired with a driver to assist with the delivery. Please do not assume that people will be on hand to deliver the gifts. It takes just a short period of time and all deliveries are usually done by 1 p.m.
The Townie Santa Committee is looking for a rough number of the people who will be helping on Christmas morning, please leave Debbie Lang a message at 617-242-3878 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you will be able to help.
A few volunteers are needed at 9:30 a.m. to assist with the final food preparations and packing, and for those who would like an inside task, a clean-up crew will be needed at noon.
Anyone free Wednesday, Dec. 22, who would like to help pack the boxes to be delivered on Christmas Day, please come down to the Legion Hall. The packing and wrapping will begin at 5:30 p.m., your help would be greatly appreciated.
Remember the season of giving and take an hour out of your holiday to brighten and elderly shut-in’s day. It’s a great way to “give back” between opening presents and Christmas dinner, or if you have no plans of your own, come down, meet your neighbors and pitch in. It is truly a great feeling to help spread joy to those less fortunate.