Seniors Secret Service Society

Seniors Secret Service Society

December 05, 2014 13:05 ET

Seniors Secret Service to Distribute Gifts to Over 3000 Isolated Seniors Throughout Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 5, 2014) - The hard part is over and Seniors Secret Service is excited to spread a bit more Christmas Cheer.

Many seniors in Calgary are often left out of the Holiday season, so receiving a small gift can really help to boost their spirits and make them feel a little less isolated.

On Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 90 volunteers will gather to sort through over 3000 personalized gifts donated by generous secret Santas. Each Santa is given a different Calgary senior's profile to help them put together an extra special gift with their recipient in mind. During the Annual Gift Sort, volunteers will put the finishing touches on these gifts and prepare them for delivery to care centres throughout Calgary.

"The logistics of this day are not without their challenges," says Brenda Davis, President of the Society. "It takes an entire year of planning and searching for available warehouse space to make the project a success. In true Calgary style everything has come together again this year to make this day possible and to bring some cheer to the wonderful seniors on our list."

Year after year the Christmas Cheer program continues to grow and the society would like to thank all of the kind-hearted volunteers and donors who have made it possible to ensure that no senior is forgotten. The collection, storage, and distribution of gifts could not be completed without the donation of facilities and services from Calgary Archives, the Calgary Police Service, Supreme Basics, West Direct, Van Houtte Coffee and Opa Souvlaki.

The society has been collecting, organizing and distributing personalized Christmas gifts and cards for seniors since 1985. In 2009, the Cheer All Year birthday program was launched with much success.

For more information or to learn how you can help, please visit

Seniors Secret Service Annual Gift Sort

When: Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: 2316 Portland Street SE, Calgary

*Guided tours of the gift sort and media interviews are available upon request.

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