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Girl Scouts Pitch in For Be a Santa to a Senior

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Girl Scouts of the Virginia Skyline Council are putting in time to spread a little holiday cheer to seniors this season. Scouts are packaging cards and holiday crafts to support the Be a Santa to a Senior program. The program, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, helped more than 500 seniors in Charlottesville and Albemarle County in 2010.

This year, organizers expect demand to increase. Christine Shaw of Home Instead Senior Care said, "This year, the demand is close to 800, 900. So you can see there's more seniors that need our help, community activists like the Girl Scouts are wonderful participants, and we invite the public to help out as well."

A large gift wrapping event will take place on December 14 at Colonial Auto Center on Route 29. Click here for more information on how you can get involved.