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Planning underway for 6th annual Seniors Christmas Hamper Program

October 27, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The theme is, “Give A Senior A Christmas! We Believe In Santa and our Community.”

Once again, for the sixth season, founder and creator Tracy Haworth along with all her elves at The Seniors Santa Christmas Hamper Program are reaching out to their community:

It’s that time of year and only 66 days till Santa arrives with his sack full of goodies.

Ms. Haworth asks “Can you remember back to your childhood days when you were making you wish list for the man in red, getting your letters ready saying how good you’ve been, baking his favorite cookies in hopes he will drop that one special gift under the tree, your daddy putting up the Christmas lights just so Santa wouldn’t miss your house…. Oh how I remember them good ol’ days.”

Now imagine yourself in your senior years alone. What are you wishing for – me just hoping and praying that someone cares, someone is thinking of ME is first on my list. But we have many elders thinking it just another day no different than any other day.

Well, at The Seniors Santa Christmas Hamper Program this is not acceptable; each season we strive to make Christmas happen for hundreds of our local seniors who are alone, shut-in, forgotten or no local family they maybe in either in one of our five local facilities or who may be able to reside by themselves only with the support from a local personal support worker or agency, which is their only form of human interaction.

“We can make it different for them all but we can’t do it alone we need the support of our community. We know from past seasons many of our seniors think Santa has forgotten them, but we here at The Seniors Santa  Christmas Hamper Program, we believe!

“No matter whether you are local to Dufferin County or afar, you can all help make their Christmas wishes come true simply by putting an extra box of Kleenex, hand soap, deodorant, shampoo, socks, pjs, gum, a box of tea, cards, sports memorabilia, gift card(s) – we have generic wish list – just about anything that you have already purchased and put in the cart for yourself our seniors could use, need and or want their desires are no different from our own.”

Collect and gather items each time you shop, do a fundraiser in your offices, school, church,  place of employment, sport teams, hangouts, our local politicians, social media friends and family, even get the kids involved do a picture frame it makes a fantastic gift, etc., until Dec 15.

Item donations can be dropped at any donation location throughout town or cash and material donations can be made directly at Senior Santa Central 158 Parkview Drive Orangeville or through the website www.gofundme.com/seniorsanta.

         

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