For the fourth year in a row, the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office has joined two area organizations to help make the holiday a little brighter for some of our county neighbors. 

Once again this year members of the staff teamed up with Home Instead, a senior care company and adopted 26 seniors through the Be a Santa to a Senior program.  Staff members demonstrated their spirit of giving by purchasing presents for local seniors who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season.  Seniors provide a list of items, and those lists are given to each “Santa” for guidance in buying gifts.  The staff really enjoys completing their shopping lists and feel a sense of joy and pride knowing that their seniors will find some of their favorite things when they open their packages.

Staff members also sponsored a family through the Elizabeth Freeman Center, buying toys, clothing and other gifts for a Berkshire area family experiencing the pain of domestic violence.  The family provides a list for each of the children for Santa’s use.  This year was especially satisfying because the office was able to fulfill a wish list for the Mom which included many much-needed winter clothing and household items.

In Berkshire County neighbors depend on one another and help each other.  Staff members fully embraced the spirit of giving back to the community and worked together so those less fortunate have the opportunity to experience this season of joy and goodwill.