COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Volunteers from Saint Francis Hospital played Santa to low-income seniors at Columbus Gardens Friday.
The residents received more than 250 bags full of Christmas presents and items they needed. The effort is part of the 20th annual Stockings for Seniors project coordinated by the hospital's mission awareness team.
"We thank God for their thoughtfulness," said Juanita Coleman, a Columbus Gardens resident. "They give us nice gifts and nice presents."
"Just to bring a little joy into some of the seniors in our community's lives," said Phelicia Jackson, a St. Francis volunteer. "People tend to forget about seniors, they tend to want to take care of children, and we just want to make sure our seniors aren't forgotten."
The volunteers also passed out gifts to the House of Mercy and Stewart community homes.