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Stocking Stuffers for Seniors

Stocking Stuffers for Seniors

London Drugs is proud to announce the return of its popular Stocking Stuffers for Seniors holiday donation drive.
The simple gesture of giving a gift could mean the world to thousands of seniors who are seeing increased isolation this holiday season due to COVID-19 protective protocols.
Christa Dunn, assistant manager of Gibsons London Drugs, noted that as of Nov. 16, her store had received requests for over 175 gift bags this year. That exceeds the number of requests received in 2019.
“London Drugs is a community-oriented company, and we enjoy giving back locally. Part of our brand is making life less complicated for our customers. This program makes it easy for those who shop at our store to help local seniors who may not have people in their lives that can provide them with a Christmas gift,” said Dunn.
Supporters can visit London Drugs between now and Dec. 16 to choose a tag from the tree that contains the wish list, or everyday essentials, of a local senior. The local program makes gift bags available to seniors through organizations located throughout the Coast. Shortly after the Dec. 16 contribution deadline, store staff will contact the participating groups to distribute the bags in a COVID-19 safe manner.
The Stocking Stuffers for Seniors donation drive concept originated in British Columbia’s Okanagan and expanded to Edmonton in 2015 with a goal to help 40 low-income seniors by providing them with simple gifts such as food, hygiene products or warmth items. The campaign has grown quickly to now include all 81 London Drugs locations in 35 cities across Western Canada. Since the campaign started, approximately 44,000 packages have been delivered to seniors.
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