On Saturday, December 1, 2012 the Fort Myers Police Department and other City of Fort Myers employees hope to make some wishes come true this holiday season. Adopt-A-Senior is an annual tradition in its 13th year. The program honors our City’s seniors with a Christmas gift. 160 seniors from public housing facilities registered for the event.
Here’s how it works; Police and City employees that sign-up for the program are paired with a senior and given a wish list. The employee then buys their senior a gift from their list. “I am always impressed with our employees and their willingness to serve the community both professionally and personally,” said Chief Doug Baker. “It’s a wonderful event that shares the spirit of Christmas with people who might otherwise be alone this time of year.”
The shopping and wrapping has been done and the gift-giving will take place at the Riverside Community Center located at 3061 East Riverside Drive from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Activities include a buffet-style lunch with Chief Baker and Santa as well as performers singing holiday classics.
*Members of the media are welcome to share in the good tidings.
A special thanks to the organizations the helped make the Adopt-A-Senior event happen: City of Fort Myers, The Housing Authority (HACFM), American Red Cross, American Legion, Right at Home, Alert Medical, Coca-Cola, Publix, Walmart, BJ’s, Two Meatballs in the Kitchen, Utopia’s Soul Food Café, The Oasis Restaurant, Bellacino’s, Horseman’s Landscape & Lawn Care and A Healing Touch 4 You Choir.