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Senior Santa Shoebox

Date
2021-11-08 to 2021-12-11
Time
09:00 - 17:00
Venue
Blue Route Mall, opposite the Guest Relations Desk on the 1st floor

Be a Santa for a senior this Christmas at Blue Route Mall

 You’ve heard of Secret Santa, but have you heard of Senior Santa? Once again, Blue Route Mall will be giving shoppers the chance to play Santa for seniors by giving gifts and giving back to the elderly over Christmas.

Senior Santa Shoebox aims to spread joy over the holiday season, in this case to the elderly. A largely forgotten sector of the community, thousands of seniors are left ignored and abandoned in homes, with little to no social contact – a situation that can often result in abuse and neglect. The Senior Santa Shoebox aims to redress this imbalance and to show the elderly that they continue to be worthy and valued.

 Maintaining its long-standing commitment to the community and to charitable programmes, Blue Route Mall will be taking part in the Senior Santa Shoebox initiative by packaging and delivering 120 shoeboxes to the residents of Lotus River Place, 125 residents of Lilyhaven and 78 residents of Mandolin Place Old Age Home.

In order to make this Christmas a special one for the residents of these three homes, Blue Route Mall is encouraging all shoppers to participate in the Senior Santa Shoebox initiative by way of a small donation. From food items like juice boxes and packets of biscuits, sweets, and crisps, to toiletries like shower gel, face cloths, deodorant, soap, shampoo, body lotion, toothpaste and brushes, and fun gifts like playing cards, lipstick, notebooks, crossword puzzles, plastic cups and mugs, scarves, and more, any and all small thoughtful gifts will be welcome.

 To take part in the Senior Santa Shoebox drive, simply purchase your gifts at any time from 1 November to 11 December and drop them in the donation box near the Guest Relations Desk on the first floor. Once all donations have been collected, Santa and his elves will package the shoeboxes and deliver to the three homes, if COVID allows, in time for their annual Christmas parties– and we’re sure that the smiles will be something to see!

 Christmas is the season of giving, and there’s no greater gift than to spread joy and hope over the holidays, and every day. Join us this year in doing just that, and be a Santa to a senior this Christmas with Blue Route Mall.

Promotion runs until 11 December 2021.

ITEMS TO DONATE

BASICS

face cloth

soap

toothbrush

toothpaste

deodrant

body lotion

talcum powder

vaseline

hairbrush

hand cream

TREATS

small packed of biscuits

little liquifruit

small bag of chips 

wine gums 

marshmallows

biltong 

droe wors

small chocolate 

dried fruit dainties 

sparkles / sucking sweets 

LADIES OPTIONAL EXTRAS

lipstick

nail varnish 

scarf

necklace 

magazine 

crossword puzzle 

slippers (with grip sole)

nightie 

playing cards

socks 

MEN'S OPTIONAL EXTRAS

aftershave

scarf

magazine 

crossword book 

slippers (with grip sole)

PJ's 

playing cards

socks