It is a sad thought to hear about senior citizens who don't have anyone to be around during the holidays. But one group continues its tradition of providing gifts to seniors, so they know that people are thinking about them.

The "Be a Santa to a Senior" program has been working for 13 years to brighten up the holiday season for the elderly who may be alone right now.

Here is how things work. Ornaments are placed on a tree. Those ornaments are gift requests from seniors. People pick an ornament and buy the items on the list. Then seniors receive those gifts. But the program still needs some help this season.

"This year we still have almost 200 ornaments left. So we're getting down to the wire here. So we're asking folks to please reach out and tell folks about the program," project coordinator Hal Keisor said on KTVA Extra Tuesday night.

Volunteers will be wrapping gifts on Saturday, December 16 from noon until 4 p.m.

Keisor says anyone who wants to help should call the Home Instead Senior Care office at 907-277-4663.

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