2021 marks the 5th year hosting our Santa 4 Seniors gift initiative! During this time, we have delivered nearly 1,600 gifts to seniors living in our community who are isolated and alone, or might not otherwise receive a gift during the holiday season. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into the planning, purchasing, sorting, packing, and delivering of gifts. A very big thank you to our committee members: Amy Friesen and Leah Charron of Tea & Toast, Shawn Anthony, and Nicola Maule of iGenOttawa ! We couldn’t have done this without you!
Here are some special messaged received from our recipients:
“Thank you most sincerely for including me in your Christmas gift program which ensures that individuals such as myself are not forgotten. I am most grateful. Blessings and Happy New Year!”
“Thank you very much for your generous Christmas gift, which is always appreciated! I even won $5.00 on the lottery! Joining the Good Companions (almost 20 years ago, after the death of my husband) was the smartest move that I made at that time. I don’t know what my social life would be like without the fellowship I have found. Thank you.”
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Thank you to all the schools who participated, teachers for organizing and students for making cards and beautiful artwork to include within the gifts! This was organized by our friends at:
And last but certainly not least, a very big thank you goes out to all of our sorting and packing volunteer and delivery elves! We couldn’t have done this without you!