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Charlottesville Organization Spreads Christmas Cheer to Seniors

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One Charlottesville organization is making sure senior citizens aren't forgotten this holiday season.

Wednesday, volunteers with Home Instead Senior Care spent the day wrapping gifts for its "Be A Santa To A Senior Program." For the past eight years, the program has wrapped and delivered gifts to hundreds of seniors who may otherwise be overlooked.

"We deliver a lot of gifts to nursing homes, and 50 percent of the people in nursing homes will never ever have a visitor, which I think is one of the saddest statistics. But when we go to people's homes it just brings a smile to their face...having someone not only stop by, but visit with them and show that they care about them during the holidays," said Jeanne McCusker owner of Home Instead Senior Care.

The gifts will be delivered to about 650 seniors starting Thursday through Saturday.

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