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Spreading holiday cheer to local senior citizens

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- When you're out shopping this holiday season, why not throw a few extra items in your cart? It's that easy to play Santa to a senior this Christmas.

Many senior citizens don't have the proper funding to celebrate the season the way they would like.

The 'Be a Santa to a Senior' program puts presents under the tree local senior citizens.

"We take different lists of clients around the area from different facilities who may otherwise be overlooked this holiday season," said I'ieshia Gordon, program coordinator.

Participation is simple, grab an ornament from the Christmas tree and add one or all of the items to your shopping cart.

"Some of the things are as simple as a pack of socks or a pair of gloves maybe a $5 sweater, put that in there because that $5 you spend towards that senior makes a big difference in their lives for the holiday season," said Gordon.

For more information about the program, you can visit the website:http://www.beasantatoasenior.com/

Participating stores include:

WalMart Fern Creek
7101 Cedar Springs Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40291

WalMart Middletown
12981 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40243

Wal-Mart Super Center Store
1351 Veterans Parkway
Clarksville, IN 47129

Wal-Mart Super Center Store
Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150

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