Halton Police Are Filling Christmas Stockings for Seniors


Pick up some puzzles, lotions, slippers, and, of course, chocolate next time you’re out — gifts are being collected by Halton police in Milton for the 2nd annual Stockings for Seniors event.

We are encouraging people to be creative with any gift that can fit in a stocking,” said Det.-Const. Sarah McCullagh, who says she’s looking forward to another successful year.

Stockings fOr Seniors (SOS) was created by McCullagh in 2016.

The program involves collecting small Christmas stocking-size gifts to give to seniors staying in long-term care facilities.

Items are packed and distributed on Christmas morning.

Roughly 165 stockings were filled with small and medium-sized gifts last year.

Photo courtesy of Halton Regional Police

Gift ideas include unscented body wash or body lotion, deodorant, non-slip socks/slippers, night gown/pajamas, diabetic candies, nail polish, chocolates, etc.

Other suitable presents include word search books, small puzzles, and small games.

All donations can be dropped off at the Milton station, located at 490 Childs Dr., by Dec. 21.

You can contact Det.-Const. Sarah McCullagh at 905-825-4747 ext. 2419 for more information.

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