NASHVILLE, Tenn.- While some are lucky enough to be surrounded by loved ones this Christmas, many all across the mid-state spent the holiday alone. But for 300 homebound seniors - volunteers helped spread holiday cheer.
On Tuesday, more than 300 seniors who alone set their dinner tables for one were brought meals by dozens of Meals on Wheels and Fifty Forward volunteers. Many volunteers said for them, the holiday has become more about what you give - than what you receive.
"I have an attitude of gratitude. I'm so grateful for my life and the least I can do is help others," said Becky Meagher, a volunteer.
The volunteers spent the day visit homebound seniors and making sure they didn't spend the holiday alone.
"It's the least I can do. So it's fun. What's not to like," said Charles McDavid of the Nashville Grizzlies. Being new to Nashville, this is my first Christmas here in Nashville. What a better way to get to know people and just generally help out,"
Clients who without volunteers like the Schuchard family may not see a smiling face or get to experience the fullness of the holiday spirit.
At its core Christmas is not about what's received... but what was given and for those who celebrate, that's the best gift of all.
If you know a homebound senior, you're asked to alert Meals on Wheels or Fifty Forward - so they can be added to the list.