Coldstream Meadows seniors raffle off baskets to raise money for the Seniors Helping Seniors initiative

Coldstream Meadows seniors raffle off baskets to raise money for the Seniors Helping Seniors initiative

Seniors spread holiday cheer

Coldstream Meadows hosted the Seniors Helping Seniors fundraising event

Christmas often makes us think of time spent with loved ones and the sharing of gifts. This Christmas, Coldstream Meadows was thinking of seniors who may not get to enjoy those special times.

With that in mind, Coldstream Meadows hosted a Christmas tea and craft sale to raise funds for its third annual Seniors Helping Seniors fundraising event.

“Residents and their families got to spread some Christmas cheer by setting up shop and showing off their handmade crafts and goods to the community,” said  Jamie Stakkestad, Coldstream Meadows marketing co-ordinator. “Along with the craft fair, guests also got to enjoy a special Christmas tea and delicious cookies made by the baker at Coldstream Meadows.”

To raise money for the Seniors Helping Seniors initiative, three baskets filled with handmade goods were raffled off. Thanks to the generosity and help of the community and the residents, Coldstream Meadows raised $511, far surpassing the goal of $200 that had been set for the fundraiser.

The money was put towards purchasing grocery gift cards and other gift items for special Christmas baskets. With the help of NexusBC Seniors Services, the baskets were given out to five senior families in need.

“Coldstream Meadows would like to thank everyone for their generosity and hope that next year’s event will be just as successful,” said Stakkestad. “Merry Christmas to all.”