Donate to Senior Programs
"Adopt" a senior
When you adopt a senior, you will receive a list of items they have requested. See a sample of the wish list. You are asked to purchase three items off of their list, which will give you size and color preferences. You are also asked to purchase a book of forever stamps and an extra-large gift bag.
Optional items include the personal hygiene items listed below. You are more than welcome to include extra items like holiday-related snacks, additional items off their wish list, or items for a pet (if your senior has one).
- Books of forever stamps
- Lotion/hand sanitizer
- Chap stick/deodorant
- Body wash/soap
- Shaving cream/razors (men)
Use the donor form (PDF) to sign up to adopt a senior or fill out the online form. All item donations are due by Friday, Dec. 1 and can be dropped off or mailed to the Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Please include a Donor Record with your donation items. For more information, please contact:Rebecca Kurth, Human Services Representative
Monetary DonationAll monetary donations go through the non-profit organization, Scottsdale Community Partners, that collaborates with the City of Scottsdale in multiple capacities. Please make checks payable to Scottsdale Community Partners with "VLSC" written in the memo section. Cash or check donations can be mailed to SCP at 7700 E. Roosevelt Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. Please include a SCP Donor Record with your donation. Credit card donations can be made online here .
Thank you notes from previous recipients:
“I can’t begin to thank you enough for all the lovely gifts I received from you. I was overwhelmed w/your generosity. The warm robe, slippers, the bath items. The practical items that are always needed. The dogs loved the toys. Then to top it off, the generous gift cards. I’m not able to find the words to explain what a positive effect you have had on my life.”
“I am enjoying everything…The sheets, fry pan, toiletries, etc., I am pleased with everything. My dogs loved their toys, All will come in handy. Thanks for the extra help. My income is limited and you are more than kind. Your generosity will be rewarded. God Bless You.”
“Sincere thanks for the beautiful and useful gifts. They are very much appreciated. Also, the visit from three gracious ladies, which made my day.”
“Thank you for the great gifts I received as part of the Adopt A Senior program. It certainly made this one of the more memorable holidays in a long, long time! A big thanks goes to whoever selected the clothing, as the size and colors were perfect. The Fry’s gift card was a great aid to my budget, as were the stamps and other useful items.”
“My gifts are beautiful. I’m so grateful.”
“Via Linda Senior Center, Granite Reef Senior Center, Paiute Center; You all spread the light to so many.”
“Thank you for the beautiful box of yarn and cards. This will keep me busy for some time.”
“A note of thanks to the people involved in the Adopt A Senior program. A big thank you for this year’s generous bag of gifts. It contained many items that pleased and surprised me. And that are coming in so handy. I am particularly grateful for the generous Gift cards from Safeway and PetSmart. Mary thanks and best wishes for a Very Happy New Year.”
“A big Thank You to each and everyone who gave of themselves to make my Holiday. I actually cried, because so many of gifts were on my suggestion list. What a wonderful holiday I had. I am very grateful and appreciative.”