Natasha Oliver (from left)

Natasha Oliver (from left)

Gifts for seniors project in Williams Lake a success

A pitch on the Internet turned into a successful campaign to give every resident at Williams Lake Seniors Village a gift this Christmas.

A pitch on the Internet turned into a successful campaign to give every resident at Williams Lake Seniors Village a gift this Christmas.

In mid November, Amanda Fuller, put out a call on a Facebook site asking if people wanted to donate money to cover the cost of hand lotions and personalized Christmas cards.

“I received tons of support,” Fuller said, noting she closed the campaign on Nov. 28. “The cost was about $20 per grandparent and there was enough to adopt 113 seniors.”

Even a university student saw the campaign and donated, Fuller added.

Last week Fuller and a group of volunteers got together at D&S Electric for a wrapping and card-writing session.

“I think Amanda’s done a wonderful job,” said Kim Preeper, owner of D&S.

Fuller said the plan was to deliver the packages to Williams Lake Seniors Village where staff would distribute them to the residents.

 

 

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