The holiday season is a time for family, happiness and joy. For many senior citizens it is a time of loneliness, isolation and sadness. The overall poverty rate in is 16.3% for Fort Worth and 10.3% for older adults living in the city. Over 15% of Tarrant County’s population is comprised of adults age 60 or older. Senior citizens are faced with difficulty in meeting their basic needs on a limited income
The Silver Stars Program, is committed to serving vulnerable seniors by ensuring they are remembered during the holiday season. Seniors, deemed homebound and/or isolated from community support, are identified through partnerships with local social services agencies, nursing facilities, and community organizations across Tarrant County are registered for the Silver Stars Holiday Program.
Our goal is to serve a minimum of 600 low-income and/or isolated senior citizens. We are seeking sponsors to take part in this endeavor by providing items on our website or providing a financial donation to create senior care packages. As concerned citizens it is important that we remember to care for our elderly family, friends and neighbors.
If you are closer to our Cowboy Santa’s Warehouse, you may bring them there and just let us know that you have dropped them off there and we can pick them up from there. Please make sure the donations are labeled for Silver Stars.
Cowboy Santas Warehouse
541 North Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76164
(just north of downtown Fort Worth, near La Grave Field)
Holiday gift bags donated by
Body wash (men/women)
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Socks women/men - cozy and regular socks
Hat/ gloves (men and women)
Cards, game, or puzzle
Puzzle books and pens
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this program or require additional information please contact Felicia Johnson at (817) 392-6606 or use the form on the right.
Be 60 years or older and live alone or with persons 60 or older
Have income that is at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level
Be homebound or isolated from family and/or community support
Reside in Tarrant County
Southside Community Center
959 E. Rosedale Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76104
You are able to contribute in the following ways:
Provide donations that will be used to purchase items for care packages. We accept cash or checks
Silver Stars Party With a Purpose
Host a party at a location of your choice to collect items to fill the care packages. All items should be new and unopened.
We collect donations year round, but we need them by Friday, November 30, 2018, so we can begin to stuff the bags.
We are always in need of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact
Felicia Johnson at (817) 392-6605 or Felicia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
All volunteering will be at Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale Street.
Upon arrival, please sign in on the sign in sheet and make sure you sign out as well. It is best to call before coming. Sometimes we run out of items and may need to shop or we are waiting on more donations.
Time to volunteer are any time during our business hours.
Mondays & Tuesday — 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesdays & Fridays — 9 a.m - 5 p.m
Over the past 19 years, the Silver Stars Program as an extension of the Cowboy Santas Program, Inc. has served more than 5,500 homebound and/or isolated seniors. The program ensures that Tarrant County seniors are remembered during the holidays by providing care packages that include an assortment of health and safety items, stocking stuffers and community resource materials.