Hamilton Senior Christmas Party
For nineteen years, the Hamilton
Communications Group has sponsored a Christmas Arts and Crafts Party for St.
Vincent de Paul Center seniors. The Hamilton Group is an independent
advertising and marketing company located in downtown Chicago. Their group of
holiday elves bring a wide variety of snacks and refreshments with them for the seniors, including
everything from veggies and dip to pizza to homemade cookies.
They usually help the seniors make a Christmas craft, such as an
individualized ornament. The seniors not only enjoy making something, but also that they can take
with them to brighten their homes for the holiday. One of their group plays
Santa for the seniors, who has thoughtful wrapped gifts for the seniors.
Through word-of-mouth, the party has doubled in size in the past two years, in
part because of the addition of playing Bingo to the holiday mix. This year,
165 seniors signed up for the Hamilton Party on December 5th.