Since 2003, the Be A Santa To A Senior, (BASTAS), program has helped bring Christmas gifts and companionship to senior citizens who otherwise would be alone at Christmas. 

According to a BASTAS press release, their plan is to look out for lonely and/or needy seniors and "bring them some comfort through a thoughtful gift that they might not otherwise receive, but, more importantly, by delivering them with a warm friendly face and kind words reminding them that their community cares about them.

A Christmas tree has been set up at Mesilla Valley Mall with ornaments on it featuring the name of a local senior citizen and their requested gift. All you have to do is buy the gift and leave it at the store. Volunteers will wrap it and, more importantly, deliver it to the senior giving them not only the gift but, also some Christmas company!

For more info, call 575-522-7133 or, visit the BASTAS website.

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