The second annual Seniors Advocacy Service (SAS) Secret Santa for Seniors is drawing to a close, and the Observer office is chock-full of colourful packages ready to be delivered.
The SAS compiles a list of seniors in need of holiday cheer from local organizations, identifying each senior with a number — to maintain their anonymity — and including their clothing size and what kind of gift they’re in need of. The tags were then given out to Quesnel residents who want to give a little extra this season. The Observer acted as a pick-up and drop-off point for the campaign.
The project saw an overwhelming response this year, with the first batch of tags delivered to our office flying out the door within a week. A second batch of recipients was swiftly organized, and a total of 50 seniors will be receiving gifts this year.
With all the tags given out, the last few gifts should arrive at the newspaper office by the end of the week, ready for delivery this weekend (Dec. 14-15).