‘Tis The Season

Ok readers, you have officially been challenged…I challenge each and every one of you to Stuff a Stocking for a Senior in our community. Every year, Tracy Haworth leads this amazing program to give back to the seniors in our community and spread the magic of Christmas to some of the people in our area that need it the most – This year, there are almost 600 Seniors in our area (Orangeville & Shelburne) that could use some Christmas Joy!

It’s simple – get a stocking and fill it up (you can make it gender specific or gender neutral)…here’s a list of just some of the items you can fill it with:

warm socks

lap blankets

stationary & stamps

crossword puzzle or word search books



magnifying glasses



chocolates and candies

moisturizing creams


colouring books and supplies

tea & coffee mugs and tea

cards, games or puzzles

beauty supplies (nail polish, lipstick, lipgloss, etc)

local gift cards (restaurants, bookstores, etc)

any other items you can think of that would bring some joy!

Step 2: Once you have your stocking stuffed, drop it off at any one of these locations…in Orangeville go see Tracy at 158 Parkview Dr…Shelburne residents, you can pop by Shelburne Auto & Cycle or Sutton Group Realty (117 Owen Sound St). The deadline for drop off is DECEMBER 20th!!

Please also take a photo of your stockings and send it on Facebook to Tracy Haworth or to the Seniors Santa Christmas Hampers Facebook Page or on Twitter, send a tweet to @SeniorsSanta . You can also send the photo by email to seniorsanta@yahoo.ca or to tmhaworth@rogers.com. This will help them to keep count of how many stockings they have vs how many they still need. As of today, we as a community still need to rally – we have 2 weeks left to deliver another 450 stockings to make sure each and every senior will have some Christmas cheer!

Leave a comment letting me know that you have accepted the challenge – and PLEASE challenge at least one other person in your life to do the same! You are never to old to believe in the magic of Christmas! Team Orangeville…I believe in you!!

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