Santas for Seniors

Making Christmas Merrier for Neighbors in Need

Our annual Christmas gift drive is one of our favorite ways to be more than a meal for the older and disabled East Texans we serve.

Too many of our clients do not have family who live nearby and face insufferable loneliness and isolation throughout the year; the holidays can exacerbate these struggles. Receiving a gift bag full of goodies that are comforting, special, or helpful lets our neighbors know they are not forgotten at Christmastime.

We will have collection boxes all over East Texas in the seven counties we serve – Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood – from November 6 through November 30 this year. See the site lists below for information about where the box nearest you will be placed and ready to receive your gifts.

For convenience sake, we also have an Amazon Wish List! You can shop online and the gifts will be delivered to our Tyler location; please specify in your purchase notes if you’d like your gift to go to a certain county or community.

Our gift wrap parties will be December 6 and 7 in Tyler; the Meals on Wheels site near you will have their own gift wrap opportunities. If you would like to help sort and package gifts in Tyler, click the button below and sign up for the date and time that works for you and your team!

If you would prefer to make a donation to the Santas for Seniors Fund so we can purchase gift bags, tissue paper, and extra gifts if we do not collect enough, we would appreciate your support.

Donation Box Locations in East Texas


Athens Country Club

Henderson County Public Library



First Baptist Church Canton

Cross Roads Church Canton


Cedar Creek Lake


Community Center

Rockhill Baptist Church

MOW Site in the Gilmer Senior Center

First Baptist Church Gilmer




Gladewater City Hall


Dollar General on W. Upshur and North St.

Holly Lake Ranch

Hawkins City Hall

XTO Energy Company

Hawkins Helping Hands

Lillian Russell Memorial Library  200 E Hubbard St, Lindale, TX




Bill Day Tire on South St.




Mineola Senior Center

Forever Young Activity Center

Meals on Wheels Site at Church on the Rock

Contact Tool Site Manager Michelle King if you’d like to help support this program in Tool. (903)571-1922



Wills Point

Meals on Wheels Site in the Masonic Lodge 212 Lake Dr. Wills Point, TX 75169




School Campuses

WISD Admin Office

Whitehouse City Hall

Hanks Senior Center

Starbucks on Hwy 100 and Acker Tap

First Baptist Church of Winona in the sanctuary foyer

Pine Street Baptist Church 611 W. Pine St. Winnsboro, TX 75494



Tyler cont.

Meals on Wheels Office at 3001 Robertson Rd. Tyler, TX 75701

Southside Bank on Beckham

Touchstone Imaging Tyler Open MRI

Henry & Peters PC – Tyler

Taylor Berumen State Farm Office

Simmons Bank at 155 and Loop 323 Tyler

Texas Workforce Commission on Troup Hwy

Plaza Tower Lobby

People’s Petroleum Building

Bill Day Tire on Broadway

Bill Day Tire on W. Erwin

Peltier Subaru

Southside Bank on S. Broadway

Starbucks-113 NNW Loop 323