The holidays are about giving, and that’s what the residents at Coldstream Meadows Retirement Community sought to do this year.
Coldstream Meadows hosted its seventh annual Seniors Helping Seniors fundraiser with a Christmas Tea and Craft Fair Dec. 2.
“The lobby at Coldstream Meadows was bustling as residents showcased their handmade crafts and goods,” said Jamie Voykin, marketing and rental coordinator. “Along with the craft fair, guests also got to enjoy a special Christmas tea and delicious baking made by the baker at Coldstream Meadows.”
To raise money for the Seniors Helping Seniors fundraiser, baskets filled with handmade goods crafted by residents were up for raffle.
“Thanks to the generosity and help of the community and the residents, Coldstream Meadows raised $1,200 to donate to local seniors in need,” Voykin said.
The money was put towards purchasing grocery gift cards and other gift items for special Christmas gift baskets. With the help of NexusBC Seniors Services, the baskets were given out to 11 senior families in need.
“Coldstream Meadows would like to thank everyone for their generosity and (we) hope that next year’s event will be just as successful.”