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St. Paul Lutheran’s 14th Annual Christmas Store

It was another successful year with bringing smiles and happiness to 28 residents who went shopping “for free” on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Simla, CO.

This was all made possible by the wonderful members and friends of St. Paul Lutheran Church here in Calhan with their generous donations and by the financial assistance through Thrivent’s Action Team !  The nursing home residents were ready to shop when the doors opened to the dining room at 3 p.m. and everyone was exhausted from shopping around 4:30 p.m. J   Two “shopping elves” from St. Paul worked with each of the residents to find personal items they could use or for gifts that they might then give to their own family members.  The residents then went to our gift wrapping table before heading back to their room, all ready for the Christmas celebration!!

Residents that were not mobile enough to shop themselves were accommodated by nursing home staff member who could help them select items that were needed by that individual.

A BIG “thank you” to the 17 members of SPL who helped the residents and a special acknowledgement to our youth (Emily, Jaiden, Cierra & Parker) for joining in and doing a fantastic job working with the elderly.

You all need to be smiling as you’ve done a wonderful job in bringing Christmas Joy to so many at Good Samaritan of Simla and here at St. Paul Lutheran.

Submitted by Sally Fosha

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