However, for a forgotten population, the holidays can be a very depressing, lonely time. Our seniors living in HUD housing often spend these days alone and grieve the loss of friends and loved ones. Living on $300 per month leaves no money for them to return home or visit surviving relatives. According to the Foundation for Senior Living (FSL), more than 25 million Americans over the age of 60 are economically insecure.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can help paint a brighter picture for our elders this year! Participating in Esperança’s Christmas Angels program, sponsoring a senior for $50, will ensure that they receive blankets, slippers, and desperately needed hygiene products. Your sponsorship will also provide the gift of company, in the form of a holiday celebration with senior centers around the Valley.