Seniors are often forgotten during the holiday season with its emphasis on kids, toy drives and family friendly activities. But the holidays can be a time of intense loneliness and isolation for seniors without festive family gatherings and activities. This can take a mental and physical toll at what should be a happy time of year.
Thankfully, London Drugs is doing something about it, and you can too. Their goal is to bring extra holiday cheer to 15,000 seniors across their communities through the Stocking Stuffers for Seniors program. These gifts remind our seniors that someone out there cares about them even if they don’t actually know them.
So how does it work? It’s super easy to participate. Your local London Drugs will have name tags hanging on a tree at the front of the store. All you have to do is pick a tag, buy the gifts or bring a gift, and employees take care of wrapping the gifts and hand deliver them. The tags will have a few items – things like toiletries and cosmetics, slippers socks, robes and cosy blankets, cookies, tea or coffee – and customers are asked to buy as many items as they like.
The program partners with local care homes, charities, and organizations to bring stockings and holiday cheer to seniors in their communities.
How you can participate in Stocking Stuffers for Seniors
1. Visit your local London Drugs store, and head over to the store Christmas Tree for a Stocking Stuffers for Seniors gift tag. Each tag contains a personalized wish list from a local senior, or a general “wish list” from a participating local care home or partner.
2. Simply purchase or bring new, non-gift wrapped items,* along with the gift tag, to the store’s Customer Service Counter by the delivery date. For even more Christmas cheer, you’re welcome to include a personalized Christmas card with your gift.
3. London Drugs stores will ensure your gifts are delivered by Santa and his elves to local seniors, before Christmas Day!
Spread the Christmas cheer, stay updated, and see how your gifts are making the Christmas season a bit brighter for seniors in your community! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: Tag them at #StockingStuffersForSeniors #LondonDrugs
*Your donated items don’t need to be purchased from a London Drugs store — any new, non-gift wrapped item is accepted. Check the sign beside the Christmas Tree in your local London Drugs store, to see exactly where your gifts are going.
This post is sponsored by London Drugs
London Drugs is 100% Canadian owned and is focused on local customers’ satisfaction. Across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia, London Drugs’ 80 stores employ more than 7000 staff dedicated to providing our customers with a superior shopping experience.