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The Season of Giving Inspires Local Business to Help Give Back

by Jocelyn Ottenbreit

Christmas is the season for giving, and this year is no exception. There have been numerous businesses and organizations doing extraordinary things to help bring joy this holiday season such as; the Martensville and District Kinettes bringing Santa to the streets of Martensville, the Gift of Sport through the KidSport program, the Giving Tree at Canadian Tire, and the Christmas Hamper Program with the Martensville Fire Department, to name a few.

Alpyne Apparel in Martensville took note of other businesses doing ‘Giving Trees’ in Martensville and neighbouring communities and thought it was a great idea. Owner Cole Flath was more than willing to join in on the generosity, after his wife Courtney suggested that their business organize a ‘Secret Santa for Seniors’!

When visiting Alpyne Apparel, you can find cards located on a Christmas tree and are encouraged to take a name and then head out into the community and find any of the items on their wish list. Some of their requests include items such as; flavored tea, nail polish, books, scarfs, etc. Once purchased, you can drop the gifts off with the name tag back to Alpyne Apparel and they will have them delivered to the seniors by Christmas.

“We are proud to have our own giving tree at Alpyne Apparel. Seniors need extra joy this holiday season. Residents haven’t seen their families for months and won’t get to see them in person for Christmas either,” Flath stated, adding that “The response has been incredible and cards are going fast.”

If you are interested in helping to bring some extra joy to seniors this holiday season, stop by Alpyne Apparel at 800 Centennial Drive North in Martensville.

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