Christmas Wish 2016: Wrap Up Night
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who helped with time, donations of items, monetary donations, committee involvement, support, etc - for 2016 the Senior Wish Association is proud to announce that over 1100+ seniors in Barrie, Innisfil, Bradford, Newmarket (York Region) and Muskoka received gifts for Christmas! Way to go everyone, thank you to all for your support!
Christmas is a particularly challenging time if you don’t have any loved ones to celebrate with. Do you know we have Seniors who spend Christmas all alone? Do you know there are Seniors in retirement and long term care homes who have never had a visitor, never had a Christmas present or a birthday present? Our Christmas Stocking program is currently underway.
Donations of new pyjamas, nightgowns, slippers, housecoats, cuddly stuffed animals, playing cards/games, music cd's or items such as deodorant, hand lotion, face cream, soap, small boxes of cookies or candies or anything you would find in a Christmas stocking are gratefully accepted as are cash donations towards this project. Some families and participants are ‘adopting’ one or two special Seniors and making up a complete package for the Senior.
A special part of the Christmas Wish program is our final Wrap Up Night - this is where volunteers (all welcome, all ages!) assemble gifts from the generous donations from our community, this year we predict we will have 600 seniors who will be recipients of gifts! This year our community includes Barrie, Collingwood, Elmvale, Innisfil, Bradford, etc. (most of Simcoe County & some areas beyond!)
The Wrap Up Night will be held Wednesday, December 14th at Amica Senior Living, located at 70 Lakeside Terrace, Barrie, ON L4M 0J2, starting at 5:30PM. This usually runs for 2 – 3 hours, you are invited to arrive at any time during the evening.
As parking is limited in the upper level, please park in the lower parking lot, a bus will take you to the front doors.
Adopt a Senior for Christmas Program -
600+ names for the Barrie area have been submitted and we are currently in the process of matching Seniors with anyone who like to "adopt" a senior for Christmas (or any holiday!). Call our office at 705-726-2120 or email us for details.
Christmas Wish Stockings/Presents program in York Region - every year our York Region program get's bigger and bigger! With over 600+ stockings/presents delivered in York Region in 2015 we thank all of our supporters and donors, we couldn't do it without you! Please contact our main office for more details.
Barrie Chrysler Bake Sale & Raffle: Tuesday, December 20th from 9 - 4PM
395 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, ON
UPDATE: Thank you to Barrie Chrysler for your ongoing support of Senior Wish - this is an awesome fundraiser and we sure are grateful for your donations! Photos are on our Facebook page!
Be sure to mark December 20th in your calendars! Barrie Chrysler is having a fantastic Bake Sale and Raffle with proceeds to support Senior Wish again this year, they have gorgeous gift baskets with themes like Frozen, Family Pet, Pampering, Toronto Maple Leafs fan, etc. - we sure do appreciate your continued support Barrie Chrysler!