The Centre for Seniors Information (CSI Kamloops) is ramping up its annual Operation: Secret Santa project for low-income, isolated seniors.
The centre has identified seniors who struggle during the holiday season, with no family that live close by.
For most of the seniors in the program, this is the only gift they receive all year.
The Operation: Secret Santa project is accepting donations large and small, with organizers looking for items such as shampoo, lotion, soap, razors, socks, coffee, gift cards, kitchen items, scarves, slippers, gloves, books, coffee mugs, picture frames, manicure sets, large-piece puzzles, crossword books and blankets.
Donations are being accepted at the Brock Activity Centre, 9A 1800 Tranquille Rd. in Brocklehurst, until Monday, Dec. 16.
For more information, contact Brandi Allen at CSI Kamloops by phone at 778-470-6000 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Meanwhile, Berwick on the Park, a seniors’ residence at 60 South Whiteshield Cres. in Sahali, has also become involved in helping seniors during the holidays.
Berwick’s head office has donated $1,000 to fill stockings for 100 seniors through the Operation: Secret Santa project.
Berwick will be accepting donations until this Friday.
In addition, Berwick is sponsoring five seniors through Christmas Amalgamated