November 14th, 2016

Santa to Visit Seniors Across Western Canada This Year

Stocking Stuffers for Seniors at London Drugs

Well, maybe not the real Santa, but seniors across Western Canada will receive a little extra holiday cheer this year, thanks to London Drugs’ very first chain-wide Christmas campaign.

With Stocking Stuffers for Seniors, London Drugs stores across Western Canada are partnering with hundreds of low-income, assisted living, or palliative care homes and organizations to help make this year’s holidays brighter for seniors living in our communities.

Stocking Stuffers for Seniors was developed as a way to connect London Drugs’ generous customers to local seniors during the busy holiday season. Many seniors do not have family or loved ones they can celebrate the holidays with, so Stocking Stuffers for Seniors will provide a gift or needed item, along with a visit from a friendly face during an often lonely time of the year.

The program concept originated in BC’s Okanagan then expanded to Edmonton, where they had the initial goal to help 40 inner-city seniors and ended up helping over 400. The next year, 2,000 people received gifts, and this year, Edmonton alone will support over 4,000 seniors. With the generosity of our communities, imagine what we could do across all of our communities.

To support Stocking Stuffers for Seniors, visit your local London Drugs store from now until December 11. Simply go to the Stocking Stuffers for Seniors Christmas Tree and take a personalized tag from a local senior, purchase or bring in the new, unwrapped items listed on the tag, then drop everything off at the London Drugs Customer Service Counter where you picked up the tag. Santa and his volunteer elves will deliver all personalized gifts in time for Christmas!

Stocking Stuffers for Seniors London Drugs 2017

10 POPULAR GIFTS FOR SENIORS

– Blankets or throws
– Slippers or socks
– Candy and chocolate
– Coffee or travel mugs
– Warm clothes such as gloves or scarves
– Paper products such as paper towels and tissues
– Gift cards for groceries and toiletries
– Books or magazines
– Board games or puzzles
– Kitchen essentials

For extra Christmas cheer – include a personalized Christmas card with your gift!

Be sure to check out our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter pages to see how your gifts made the season a bit brighter for seniors in your community.

8 thoughts on “Santa to Visit Seniors Across Western Canada This Year

  1. Kayle says:

    Do any stores in the BC lower mainland do Santa for Seniors? This is just the sweetest thing, I’d love to take part!

  2. Claire Gibson says:

    Is there a contact please for this program in the Vancouver and Fraser Valley area? I sure hope that BC has picked up on this as well

    thank you

  3. Jill Hugo says:

    Beautiful idea ❤

  4. LM says:

    Would love to see this happen at the Victoria stores too. Possible?

  5. Dawn says:

    Can you get the Calgary London Drugs stores involved too to help Calgary area seniors?

  6. Heather says:

    It would be awesome to see this at all London Drugs in the province as its a wonderful idea!!

  7. Kari says:

    This is wonderful! Would love to see this in B.C.
    Will this be available in more London Drugs?

  8. Lori Lee says:

    I understand this is not happening in Kelowna for 2016, is this true? If not, a few of us that participate would like to make arrangements. Please email me at the address associated with my post. Lori

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