Senior citizens used to be children withwishes and excitement around the festive season, like the rest of us. In fact the excitement for being part of the festivities and receiving gifts still exist in them. However, many wont be around family and loved ones around Christmas because they are ailing in hospitals, or lonely in homes for the elderly. However, an association called the Asociación Edad Dorada (The Golden Age Association) – Mensajeros de la Paz has arranged a Christmas campaign called “LOS MAYORES TAMBIÉN CREEN EN LOS REYES MAGOS”(The elderly also believe in the 3 kings) where gifts are collected and distributed to our senior citizens.How to participate:
When the list for gifts for family and friends for los Reyes Magos” is made, keep them in thought and jot down a gift for an elderly man or woman. The elderly expect simple gifts like Cologne, gloves, wallets, scarfs or board games. Another way to get thinking of the gifts is to imagine the gifts we would want when would be their ages. The thought counts the most and it is a sweet Christmas gesture speaks for itself. Many of our grandmothers and grandfathers will smile and be surprised. The campaign ends on the 4th of January.
Where to bring the gifts:
The gifts can be dropped off at any office of the messaging company MRW in Spain indicating that the Packaged is for “para la campaña de Mayores” or Campaign for the Elderly. The company collaborates by sending off the packages to the elderly. This campaign is open to individuals, institutions, companies or any types of groups or clubs. Another way of participating in this campaign is by sending an sms to 27300 with the words reyes (space) mayores. The messages cost , 1’39 Euros (+IVA).For more information about the campaign: 91-3643940 or from the website www.mensajerosdelapaz.com.Merry Christmas to all Cheap In Madrid readers and a prosperous 2011.
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