In December 2015, London Drugs in Edmonton partnered with Operation Friendship Seniors Society to provide personalized gifts for 40 of the Society’s seniors.
In less than three weeks, thousands of items were donated, wrapped and delivered by Santa and his elves for the 350 residents of Operation Friendship Seniors Society, with another 150+ packages provided for the Society’s drop-in centre.
“We are so grateful to be part of this program with London Drugs for the first time,” said Jimmy Morrison, Community Relations Supervisor with Operation Friendship Seniors Society. “Many of our residents do not have family or loved ones they can celebrate the holidays with, so this small gesture will mean so much to many. We are thankful to the community for any support they can provide to us, especially during the holidays, and look forward to expanding this program with London Drugs in the future.”
Thank you to our customers in the Edmonton area for supporting Edmonton inner city seniors. If you would like to help a senior in your area, here are the top 10 most popular gifts from the Society’s wish lists.
10 POPULAR GIFTS FOR SENIORS
- Blankets or throws
- Slippers and socks
- Pyjamas, nightgowns and robes
- Sugar-free candy and chocolate
- Kitchen and bath towels
- Clothes such as sweat pants, sweaters and underwear
- Paper products such as paper towels and tissues
- Gift certificates for groceries and toiletries
- Board games
Learn more about Operation Friendship Seniors Society: http://www.ofss.org/