Senior Picnic Basket Program

Every Spring, the Alexandra Centre Society puts together care packages & picnic baskets to support our local senior citizens. 

 

Our Seniors' Picnic Basket Program aims to provide nourishment to stay healthy, activity items to stay active, and to show care to the elders in our community.  Being a small local charity, we are able to work with other local organizations to identify seniors in need; collect donation items for hampers; purchase local products; and assemble and distribute care packages in a personal way that lets recipients know that our collective community cares for their well-being.

 

In 2020, we distributed 40 care packages in May and 76 Christmas Hampers in December to seniors in East Village, Beltline Victoria Park, Inglewood, and Ramsay.  This year, we are hoping to extend our reach and provide more support to elders in our communities.  Our goal is to provide 350 to 450 care packages & picnic baskets to seniors in East Village and Inglewood this Spring. 

 

Our 2021 Fundraising Goal

We need your help to meet our fundraising goal of $6,500.

We are a registered charity and issue donation receipts for income tax purposes.  *Please request a donation receipt for any amount under $20.

We have raised $890 so far!  Only $5,610 to go!

 

Support A Picnic Basket

Monetary donations are gratefully accepted through our website or through e-transfer to info@alexandracentresociety.org.

Superstore gift card donations are also happily accepted.  Our suggested gift card amount is for $25. 

 

Support A Care Package

We are collecting activity items at the Centre.  We are happily accepting the following items:

-Puzzles

-CD's & DVD's

-Art Supplies

-Scrapbooking Supplies

-Books

-Knitting Supplies

-Sewing and Cross Stitch Supplies

-Gardening Supplies

-Cooking & Baking Supplies

-Journals

-Puzzle Books

 

Donation Drop-off Days

Drop-off Care Package donations at the Centre between 9am and 5pm on:

Thursday, May 6

Thursday, May 13

Thursday, May 20

Alternatively, please contact Sarah at info@alexandracentresociety.org to arrange a time to visit our Centre, by appointment.

 

Bottle Drive Fundraiser

Donate your bottle & can recycling to the Alexandra Centre Society through Skip the Depot & help us reach our fundraising goal!

https://app.skipthedepot.com/alexandracentresociety

 

We appreciate your support! 

In the past, we've received so many handwritten notes and personal phone calls from recipients to express their gratitude.  It is our hope that we can continue to touch the lives of others in the community through this program and other services.

 

Please feel free to call us at 403-269-5588, too.  We would love to hear from you!