Lethbridge, Alberta – A Christmas to Remember was started as a way to spread holiday cheer to lonely and/ or financially-challenged seniors. Anonymous gifts are delivered directly to seniors in need, sending them the message that they are being remembered this Christmas.
The National Advisory on Aging, 2006 Seniors in Canada Interim Report Card, indicated that more seniors, especially the growing numbers of seniors over the age of 85, are living alone. Seniors living alone are at higher risk of social isolation. This loneliness tends to be exacerbated during times traditionally dedicated to family and friends. Anonymous gifts delivered by a Christmas to Remember help to brighten recipients’ lives and send the message that they are being thought of during these special times.
A Christmas to Remember is a call out to the community to Care this Christmas. It cannot happen without the support from local organizations, schools, churches, businesses and individuals. Our promise? The experience will be rewarding for everyone involved. Last year we delivered more than 210 presents to seniors! We know Lethbridge is up for the challenge again this year!