Concord BASTAS Gift Wrapping Party
Concord BASTAS Gift Wrapping Party

Concord BASTAS Gift Wrapping Party

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Concord Senior Citizens Center

2727 Parkside Circle

Concord, CA 94519

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Happy Holidays!

Share the holiday spirit and take part in BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR DAY (BASTAS) and Gift Wrapping Party. We need help with wrapping gifts for over 300 needy and lonely seniors. Special appearance by Carolyn McArdle from The Breeze Mornings/KOSF & KISQ.

Don't forget to bring scissors and a pen on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Donations Wanted:

(Please drop off donations at the Concord Senior Center prior to Dec. 17.)

  • Large gift boxes for sweaters and blankets.

  • Brightly colored wrapping paper

  • 1 - 2 inch wide ribbon

  • Refreshments - Bottled water, juice, cookies etc.


Holiday program brightens season for Concord seniors

Concord, CA (Nov. 8, 2016)Share the holiday spirit and take part in the Be a Santa to a Senior (BASTAS) service program. It’s a way to brighten the lives of isolated seniors who are lonely and financially in need. The local Home Instead Senior Care® office, the Concord Commission on Aging and the Concord Senior Center are partnering with non-profit organizations and businesses in the community in providing gifts for the 2016 BASTAS program.

“Last year, we provided gifts for 300 seniors, with local Boy Scout Troops delivering and visiting with seniors in the community,” said Melvin Lee, Commission on Aging chair.

“We encourage the community to visit our local businesses and help support the program,” said Lee. To participate, pick up an ornament gift tag, purchase a gift, and return the unwrapped gift along with the ornament gift tag. Look for the trees with ornament gift tags at the following locations.

The program runs from Nov. 13 to Dec. 11.

  • Min’s Kitchen - 3505 Clayton Rd.

  • Minamoto - 4305 Clayton Rd.

  • City of Concord Civic Center - 1950 Parkside Dr. in Wing A

  • Concord Police Department - 1350 Galindo St.

  • Curves for Women – 2962 Treat Blvd. , Suite C.

  • Tags will be available at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 1955 Mt. Diablo St., from Nov. 25 to Dec.11.

Other participating agencies include:

  • Claycord 4-H Club

  • Ygnacio Valley High School Leadership Program

  • D'Ann Dance Studio

What can I bring into the event?

  • Scissors and marking pen

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Avis Connolly at

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Concord, CA 94519

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