I have always loved when parents involve their children in giving/charity work.  Even if it is simply the child writing a letter/card or tagging along with an explanation of what mom/dad is shopping for and why.   Sometimes, parents will take an extra senior for their child to choose the gift as well. Andrea’s 9… Read More


Spending time with our senior citizens is so needed. Christmas Smiles only helps one day a year – please call your aunts and uncles and moms and dads. http://senior.amazing-stories.tv/senior-citizens-have-a-message-to-pass-across   https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/videos/10153317764816939/?fref=nf    … Read More


Remembrance day is in a few days. It is so important to take the time to remember all those brave men and women who risked & lost their lives to make Canada what we know it as today. The next few days, some posts will be surrounding this holiday. Christmas doesn’t follow Halloween, Remembrance Day… Read More


I spoke to my newest residence today (I am doing THREE homes this year!).  It is so nice to talk to the coordinators.  This gentleman, Wayne, asked if I knew Darren.  Darren was the man who started this whole thing. (He moved to Ottawa on assignment (Armed Forces) and during Christmas he felt extra lonely.… Read More


We had our kick off meeting last night! What a FABulous group I work with 🙂  If you guys only knew! Our annual Elf letter and our website will be launched on November 1st, 2015.  Look out for it! Get your elf hat ready!… Read More


My first home has 75 seniors.  Not even halfway through October and I only need 10 more volunteer elves to finish this home! WOW! Thank you for participating – you are the best elves ever!… Read More