‘Gifts for Grandparents’ program

  • Nov. 21, 2012 4:22 p.m.

Did you know that there are seniors in Red Deer and surrounding area who are isolated and have no one to make them feel special at Christmas?

Through the ‘Gifts for Grandparents’ program, Family Services of Central Alberta in partnership with the Alberta Generations Project will be delivering meaningful Christmas gift bags this holiday season to seniors and lonely adults in our community.

Gift bags will be delivered Dec. 17- 20.

In 2011, over 275 grandparents felt someone cared.

With your support, they can feel special this year.

Family Services of Central Alberta (also known as Red Deer Family Service Bureau), a registered charity, has been helping families for the past 40 years.

We offer prevention, early intervention and clinical services to over 80 rural communities, reaching a population of 350,000 people.

We are asking your organization, business, or class to help us with this worthwhile project by donating gifts that would be appropriate for seniors.

A list of suggested items is enclosed or a cash donation can be made to purchase gifts. We are a charitable organization and our charitable number is #13353 1681 RR0001.

If requested, we will be happy to issue you a charitable tax receipt for the value of your donation according to Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.

Any contribution you can make to ‘Gifts for Grandparents’ would be greatly appreciated. Family Services of Central Alberta will publicly acknowledge all gifts in an open and public manner. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, please let us know so that we may honor your wishes.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at 403-348-6547 with any questions, to volunteer or to arrange a pick up or drop off time for donations.

Dawna Morey

Alberta Generations Project Coordinator