Helpers needed to complete YPD Secret Santa for Seniors mission

Donations and volunteers needed to get bags ready for Friday
Yarmouth police are accepting donations for their Secret Santa for Seniors program up until 6 p.m. Thursday, December 17. Yarmouth Police Department photo.

YARMOUTH - Yarmouth police need help for a very special project. According to a Yarmouth police release, both donations and volunteers are needed to complete the very important Secret Santa for Seniors mission.  

Donations are being accepted at the Yarmouth Police Station at One Brad Erickson Way in West Yarmouth until 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 17. At 6 p.m. officers and members of the Yarmouth Police Community Advisory Team will begin assembling gift bags for seniors in need.

"The holiday season is a joyous time of year for many people," said Deputy Chief of Police Steven Xiarhos. "But it can also be lonely for many senior citizens who may not have family or friends to celebrate with."

These seniors will receive a special gift bag on Friday morning. All kinds of items are needed for the gift bags including chocolates, tea, coffee, jam, crackers and other snacks, plus socks, gloves, hats, large print books and other such items. "We are in special need of non-perishable food items for our seniors, this year," Deputy Chief Xiarhos said.

Anyone who would like to help assemble the gift bags is welcomed to come to the station at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Anyone interested in helping with delivering the gift bags on Friday should call Lt. Patrick Carty at 508-775-0445, extension 2116. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on