Halton police holding 3rd annual 'Stockings for Seniors' program
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is collecting gifts for the 4th annual Stockings For Senior’s event.
Stockings For Senior’s (S.O.S.) started in 2016 and involves collecting small “Christmas stocking” size gifts to give to seniors staying in long term care facilities on Christmas morning. Last year S.O.S. collected enough gifts to fill over 500 stockings/gift bags, giving every resident at Allendale Long Term Care Facility in Milton and the Bennett Health Care Center in Georgetown a stocking, according to HRPS.
Items being collected for both men and women include: shampoo, body wash (unscented), body lotion (unscented), deodorant, non-slip socks/slippers, nightgown/pajamas, diabetic candies, nail polish, chocolates etc. Other items appreciated can be word books, pencil crayons, small puzzles, and small games.
Detective Constable Sarah McCullagh has spearheaded the initiative for the past three years and is hoping enough donations are collected to be able to expand to other senior programs and drop-in centers.
“We are encouraging people to be creative with any gift that can fit in a stocking or small gift bag. All donations can be dropped off at the Halton Regional Police Milton station located at 490 Childs Drive, Milton by December 16, 2019.” said McCullagh.
Items can be dropped off the Milton police station at 490 Childs Rd.
You can contact Detective Constable Sarah McCullagh at 905-825-4747 extension 2419 with any questions or for further information.
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