Following a tradition started by our founder, Ginny Brucker, the NCS elves are beginning to dust the Christmas trees off, pull gifts, wrapping paper, and decorations out of storage and get ready for our 2016 Elf Program.
Trees, with Santa hat tags attached, will be on display starting November 15th in about ten locations dotted throughout the region. Each “elf hat” tag will indicate a special gift (“pajamas for a 9 yr old boy”, “$25 i-Tunes gift card”, Petro-Canada gas card, etc.) or a request for a cash donation. Residents wishing to help their neighbours will choose a tag, buy the gift (or write a cheque) and then return the gift to the original tree location. NCS elves then wrap the parcels and gift them to registered families.
The following centres in Oceanside host Christmas Elf trees (or just tags):
- Nanoose Post Office
- Nanoose Place
- Mary’s Church
- Fairwinds Recreation Centre
- Fairwinds Golf Club
- Jim’s Gym
- Hot’N’Cool Yoga (Qualicum)
- Nanoose Bay Elementary School – tags only
- Nanoose Bay Dental – tags only
- Coastal Community Credit Union (Nanoose) – tags only
For those wishing a more personal approach, families or groups in the area also have the opportunity to sponsor families or seniors. They purchase gifts specifically requested by family members, wrap them and provide the whole package to NCS for distribution to “their” family or senior citizen. A tax receipt is available for all in-kind contributions.
If you would like to help the elves in setting up trees, wrapping gifts, distributing gifts, please complete the attached form and our Chief Elf, Maureen Moore, will get back to you.
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