Christmas is all about giving, and that is exactly what the residents at Coldstream Meadows Retirement Community wanted to do this year, by hosting its fourth annual Seniors Helping Seniors fundraiser recently.
This year, the event was tied in with a Christmas tea and craft fair.
“The lobby at Coldstream Meadows was bustling as residents and their families showcased their handmade crafts and goods to the community,” said Jamie Voykin, marketing and rental coordinator at Coldstream Meadows. “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 fundraiser, four baskets filled with handmade goods made by residents were raffled off. Thanks to the generosity and help of the community and the residents, Coldstream Meadows raised $400 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 four 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 Voykin. “Merry christmas!”