March 13, 2014
Many elderly in the community may not have much to unwrap this holiday season, but one group is working to change that.
A local unit of Mary Kay consultants has started "Adopt a Resident."
The group is working with area nursing facilities and local businesses to put a present under the tree for each resident.
The consultants say they are doing this because during the holiday season there is a strong focus on the youth, but not on the young at heart.
"There are so many other groups out there that are looking after the children which is wonderful and that is a need that needed to be filled, but we didn't see anything that was going to help the local nursing home residents," says Independent Sales Director, Paula Tyree.
Tyree says consultants from Mary Kay will be making calls to local businesses to ask them to join in on the program.
But you don't have to be a business owner to get involved.
You can call 540-448-4136 to adopt a resident.