Just three wishes

What’s on your Christmas wish list? Golf clubs? A spa membership? A cell phone upgrade? Favorite wine? Perhaps you are hoping for a new pair of gloves or an iTunes gift card.

At The Well Community we have just three wishes, and they all involve you!

First, we wish you would join us for our first-ever virtual event, Starry Night: Home for the Holidays, this Saturday, Dec 5, at 7 p.m. It will be so much fun, and even more so knowing you will be watching from your cozy chair. There’s no charge, just RSVP here. Our own “Mr. Rogers” will be visiting our neighbors and sharing what The Well has been doing this year. You may just see a few folks you know, and you will surely enjoy the music provided by local artists.

Second, we hope for stockings stuffed to the brim. Actually, we stuff backpacks with essential hygiene items—the kind Santa always makes sure you and your family have each year—such as toothbrushes, gloves, healthy snacks and tissues. We’ve got the whole list on Amazon, and it’s so easy to shop there. Click here to purchase items from our list. Then select The Well Community’s gift registry address when you when check out, and your order will be sent directly to us at The Well.

And last, but so very important, we wish each member will have a $50 gift card for Walmart. Why? Because freedom of choice is an expression of dignity. Being able to select what you want/need to buy is empowering and energizing. Some members use the card to buy gifts for friends or loved ones; others stock up on food or pick out a brand-new, never-been-worn-before sweater. Whatever their decision, it’s theirs. By giving toward Walmart cards, you are giving self-respect and the joy of personal choice. Just click here to donate so we can buy the cards or drop cards off to The Well office, at 125 Sunset Ave., Dallas, Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., before December 14.

After you’ve given to The Well, then you can mark this item off your own list: make Christmas truly merry for someone who would otherwise be forgotten.