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Embracing the Season of Giving at Alpyne Apparel

by Shanine Sealey

Throughout the holiday season, numerous local individuals, service groups and businesses step up to help others and Alpyne Apparel in Martensville is stepping up to do their part. For the third year, they are doing their annual Secret Santa for Seniors and this marks the second year of their Making Spirits Bright for the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Giving Tree.

“The last two years were a whopping success, all thanks to the community of Martensville and area. We actually had people upset that there were no more names left last year, so this year we added an additional 100 seniors from local nursing homes,” Courtney Flath of Alpyne Apparel stated.

The Secret Santa for Seniors consists of wish lists for 275 seniors from Martensville, Warman, Rosthern and Saskatoon. To participate in this, visit Alpyne Apparel and choose a senior’s wish list from the tree and purchase items from the list. Once complete, bring back the wrapped and labeled gift to help brighten a seniors Christmas. Alpyne Apparel encourages people to support their local businesses. Completed gifts need to be returned by Saturday, December 17th.

There are also toy bins available at Alpyne Apparel, with donations going to children in the hospital in Saskatoon over the holiday season. Tags can be chosen from the tree, which include information about acceptable gifts due to guidelines within the Children’s Hospital regarding infection control and safety. Gifts can be returned – unwrapped and placed within the available bins by December 17th. Gifts will be pre-arranged with staff at the Children’s Hospital and delivered in time for Christmas, wrapped by either staff or the children’s parents.

“We are confident everyone will help us make it a huge success once again! We give all of the credit to our community. It means the world to have people come in the store and tell us that this is their second or third year participating in our giving tree and that they’ve welcomed it as holiday family tradition in their homes, and that their children look forward to buying a gift for someone else,” Flath added.

Alpyne Apparel, located at 800 Centennial Drive North in Martensville, is open from 10am-6pm Monday to Friday and 12pm-5pm on Saturdays.

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