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Sonya Ellis, leader of the fundraising effort, displays a box where donations for Socks for Santa will be accepted

Leominster: As a way of giving back this holiday season, Montachusett Home Care is again sponsoring “Socks for Santa” in cooperation with Fidelity Bank and St. Anna’s School in Leominster. It is a way to give not only to our clients, but to many other low-income elders in our community. Montachusett Home Care provides in-home services for elders and disabled adults and provides support for their caregivers.

For many elders on fixed incomes, the last thing they think about is buying new socks for themselves. They are more concerned about paying their monthly bills, or trying to help out their families, or saving a little money so that they can buy Christmas gifts for their grandchildren. They figure no one is going to look at their feet, so new socks do not matter.

New socks do matter! Wearing socks helps promote healthy feet and better health overall. Socks help with balance, decrease fall risk, and keep the feet in better condition for those suffering from diabetes, arthritis, circulation problems or nerve damage.

Let’s help those seniors who would benefit most from a new pair of socks. Donation boxes will be in the lobby at Montachusett Home Care located at Crossroads Office Park, 680 Mechanic St. Leominster and also at Fidelity Bank in Leominster, at 9 Leominster Connector Rd. Donation boxes can also be found at St. Anna’s School in Leominster. If you would like to bring in a pair of brand new socks for a man or a woman, we would appreciate your donation. Cash donations are also accepted.

During and after the holiday season, Montachusett Home Care case managers will be distributing socks to seniors in the 21 cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts that are served by our agency.

Please contact Sonya Ellis at Montachusett Home Care for more information. Sonya can be reached at 978-537-7411 x 346.

Montachusett Home Care is a not for profit organization whose mission is to help elders and disabled adults remain independent in their homes in safety, comfort, and dignity for as long as possible.