Sunday, December 5, 2010

Be a Santa to a Senior

This year, Earl Beatty will reach out to members of our community with the 3rd annual Be a Santa to a Senior Program. Extendicare Guildwood have identified 35 residents who could benefit from the warmth and care shown by Earl Beatty.

Extendicare Guildwood wishes for a stereo for their lounge area, and also appreciate any small items that can serve as prizes for their Bingo Program.

Our morning class will be sponsoring Betty, and our afternoon class will be sponsoring Andre.
Both of these seniors are wishing for socks, unscented soap or lotion, a stuffed toy, and facial tissues.

Other items that they may be able to use are:

items such as Kleenex; socks without tight elastics; undershirts (size large); unscented bodywash; shampoo; shaving cream; toothbrush and paste; butter cookies(no nuts); pencils or pens; word search or crossword books; small photo album; mints or fruit candies; hat or gloves. (this is from last year's request list)

I will put a gift tag on each gift stating what is inside to make sure that each senior gets appropriate gifts (i.e. -- no candy to a diabetic patient)

Please send your donations in by Friday December 10 -- you can send in a small cash donation or the items themselves. (This is completely voluntary-- please do not feel obligated to participate). I will be shopping on the weekend for any items that we need to "fill in the gaps".
On Monday December 13 the classes will be wrapping gifts and making cards! If you have any extra wrapping paper or gift bags at home, feel free to donate them (our class already has a few rolls, but some other classes may not).

The gifts will be delivered between December 14th-17th.
I saw the photos from last year and heard some wonderful stories-- they brought tears to my eyes -- the seniors truly do appreciate this.
If you would like more information about the Be a Santa to a Senior program, you can visit the website here!

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