Be A Santa To A Senior - 2023

We are once again launching our Christmas gift-giving campaign, ‘Be a Santa’, asking the local community to donate gifts to distribute to older people across West Lothian

Home Instead West Lothian is excited to once again be launching their Christmas gift-giving campaign, ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ for the fourth year running. The campaign asks the local community to donate gifts to distribute to older people across West Lothian this Christmas.

Since opening in October 2020, each Christmas Home Instead West Lothian team up with various charities and community groups in the local area to identify isolated elderly people who may not otherwise receive a present over the festive season.

We are asking members of the public to get involved and purchase a gift for such a local older person, and have established various collection points throughout West Lothian where people can donate their gifts.

We are also running an Amazon Wish-List, where people can choose and order gifts to send directly to the Home Instead office. Details of how and where to donate can be found below.

Drop-off point locations: 

Home Instead West Lothian
Unit 9 Grampian Court
Beveridge Square
Livingston, EH54 6QF

Dunelm Livingston
Almondvale Business Park
Almondvale Way
Livingston, EH54 6GA

Klondyke Garden Centre
Campus Roundabout

Livingston, EH54 7AW

J&R Veitch
Almondell Garden Centre
Raw Farm
East Calder, EH53 0ET

Rouken Glen Garden Centre
Caldcoats Holdings
Linlithgow, EH49 7LY

Williamson’s Garden Centr
Beechwood Nurseries 
17 Houston Mains Holdings 
Uphall, EH52 6PA

Alternatively you can order a gift online which will be delivered directly to our office

Recommendations for gifts to donate include toiletries, confectionary, jigsaws, puzzle books, slippers and socks, or small items that elderly people usually appreciate.

The final date for donations is Monday 11th December for our drop-off points, and Friday 8th December for Amazon Wish-List orders (to allow time for delivery). 

After the 11th of December, Home Instead volunteers will collect the gifts, allocate them to a suitable recipient and wrap them. These will then be distributed to our partner community groups, who will deliver them to local elderly people in time for Christmas

For more information about the ‘Be a Santa’ Christmas campaign, call 01506 346046 or email [email protected]