PETERBOROUGH-Santa’s for Peterborough Seniors has been making sure our local seniors receive something special to open on Christmas Day for the past 12 years.
Christmas trees with a tag containing the first name of a senior in need as well as what they want for Christmas are placed throughout the region. Residents who want to donate can choose a tag and provide a donation for that senior.
Jay Lough Hayes is the coordinator of the project and says the lack of snow this year means there aren’t as many people making donations.
“If it doesn’t snow, people don’t go shopping for Christmas no matter if it is only 15 or 20 days away,” Hayes told Kawartha 411 News. “I just had a phone call from another agency here in Peterborough with another 20 names of seniors who will be getting nothing for Christmas unless Santa’s for Seniors provides a gift.
Santa’s for Seniors provides a gift for 500-600 local seniors per year.
Tree’s are located below:
Michelle Ferreri’s office on Bethune St.
“Just choose a seniors tag, there are gift suggestions on the backside of the cards, purchase and return your wrapped gift to the same tree you chose the tag from, before the 15th,” says Hayes “We will ensure your wrapped gift is delivered to the right Senior before Christmas.”