Help make up a Santa’s Se­niors Shoe­box

Bring some Christ­mas joy to a needy el­derly per­son by do­nat­ing items

Talk of the Town - - News -

To brighten up what is of­ten a lonely time for strug­gling pen­sion­ers, Talk of the Town is spear­head­ing a Santa’s Se­niors Shoe­box col­lec­tion for Christ­mas.

We have al­ready had in­ter­est and sup­port ex­pressed by our Face­book read­ers, and we hope more res­i­dents come on board to do­nate items so we can make up shoe­box parcels for as many needy se­niors as pos­si­ble.

We have asked Loaves and Fishes and Joy Alt­son of the Port Al­fred Benev­o­lent So­ci­ety to help com­pile a list of de­serv­ing re­cip­i­ents.

We are look­ing for toi­letries, creams, soaps, ra­zors, per­fume, de­odor­ant, socks, bed socks, hand­ker­chiefs, scarves, bean­ies, small blan­kets (knee rugs), sweets, bis­cuits, non-per­ish­able food­stuffs (cup-a-soups, tins, jam, etc), books, mag­a­zines, brushes, combs, jig­saw puz­zles, writ­ing pads, pens, drink­ing bot­tles, mugs, play­ing cards and any­thing else one can think of that a pen­sioner would ap­pre­ci­ate.

We also need shoe boxes – ready dec­o­rated or plain, wrap­ping pa­per, rib­bons, Christ­mas cards or Christ­mas la­bels. Also, gift bags that we can re-use. Mone­tary do­na­tions are also wel­come – we will use it to buy good­ies to make up the parcels.

Please drop off your do­nated items at the TotT of­fices.

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