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Seniors Secret Service

Raise money for Seniors Secret Service

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals 60 years or older who are alone or isolated in the community. We are a volunteer based non-profit organization that has been providing cheer to isolated and lonely seniors since 1985.  We currently operate three programs, two of which operate year round. 

 

Christmas Cheer:

In 2018 over 5170 isolated seniors were matched with volunteer Secret Santas.  We provide the Secret Santa with a seniors profile, they go shopping and purchase needed items for the senior and then return it to us to be delivered back out to the partner agency.   We work with 135 different partner groups in the city as well as the surrounding rural communities who provide us with lists of names of isolated seniors, as well as gift suggestions for the Secret Santa to shop for.  Our seniors live in a range of different housing from independent living up to 24 hour care facilities.

 

This program continues to grow and we saw an additional 300+ seniors added to our list this year.  It is important to note that for many of our seniors, this is the only opportunity they have during the year to access new clothes, shoes and personal items as well as to hopefully receive a little something that brightens their day.


Funding:

At this time we receive no government funding with the exception of a casino fundraiser held every 18 months.  We do not receive funding through the United Way.   All of our funds come from corporate, individual and foundation donors.  Our annual budget is approximately $259,000. 

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Dec 15 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Dec 15 Anonymous CA$64.99
Dec 15 Sue Anderson-Rodgers Recently 65,I am thankful I am healthy, have a wonderful support group of family & friends.So helping those who do not is extra special. Thx CA$54.31
Dec 14 B Lamarche Great job Undisclosed amount
Dec 12 Anonymous CA$9.44
Dec 12 Sandra M Nice job Laura. You rock! CA$54.31
Dec 12 Anonymous CA$107.72
Dec 06 Paramjit Singh Grewal CA$54.31
Dec 06 Linda Thank you Nicole for encouraging everyone to contribute to this great cause. CA$54.31
Dec 05 Jackie, Justin, Molly Love this organization and we are missing bringing the presents to Seniors this year. Glad we could help and we are also running the race! CA$107.72