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Santa for Seniors and elderly need over the holidays

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Dumas, Texas - Some residents opened their front door to a basket full of Christmas gifts today, all thanks to an area community.

Many people in Dumas don't want older folks to go without this Christmas, and they are prepared to do something about it.

This is the second year the Dumas Police Department has teamed up with Accolade Home Care preparing baskets full of shampoo, toothpaste, blankets, and other necessities.

They then surprise chosen elderly people at their front door with the early Christmas present.

And every gift comes from local businesses, schools, and neighbors.

Tiffany Lewis of Accolade says, "we're actually talking about expanding. We would like for the community to go with us and actually be a part of the deliveries so that way they can experience how overwhelming it is to the seniors and how excited they are. And actually bridge that gap from the kids to the adults so they can see what our seniors are living in. It shouldn't be that way and our seniors really need our assistance."

Donations are accepted year round at the Dumas Police Department.