Jacobs Trading

Rocks • Crystals • Geodes • Handmade Jewelry • Gift Shop

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Be a Santa to a Senior!  

Jacobs Trading 1600 Regent Ave in Transcona is absolutely THRILLED to be a part of this amazing organization this coming holiday season!  We are hoping all our fans will share in our enthusiasm
to support this tremendous act of kindness!  Program begins Nov 14th!

The “Be a Santa to a Senior” program is run by Home Instead Senior Care who delivers
over 15,500 gifts to seniors in the community!

Seniors who are impoverished and/or isolated are referred to the program by health care
professionals and agencies serving older adults. They are asked what it is they need or
would like and these wishes are filled through kind donations from the community.

Donations requests are received from retirement residences, churches, businesses, community organizations, health care agencies, and members of the community.



1) Beginning Nov 14th visit Jacobs Trading located at 1600 Regent Ave in Transcona
to pick up an ornament from the Christmas Tree.

2) The ornament you select will include the name of the senior and a gift request.

3) Purchase the listed gift (requested donation is approx. $25 gift)

4) Wrap the gift with love and warm wishes and return it with the ornament firmly attached
to Jacobs Trading by the designated date.  Once all the gifts are collected they will be
delivered by a volunteer accompanied with a warm smile and friendly visit!

If you are unable to donate a $25 gift, we will also have a
"Boost Tree" set up in the store! 

Due to overwhelming need for nutritional drinks for seniors we have volunteered to be a drop off location for this program too!  Donate a bottle of Boost towards seniors in need and help someone less fortunate this Christmas!  Your donation will help ensure seniors in our community receive the nutrition they need to help keep them healthy.

Boost nutritional drinks can be purchased and brought in to our store or we will have cases available at Jacobs Trading for purchase to go under the tree!  Single bottles will be available for donation for just $1.88 per bottle. 

So this Christmas, brighten the life of a senior citizen in need and make
their Christmas a very Merry one indeed!!


More info on this amazing program can be found here - www.BeASantaWinnipeg.com


This program begins Nov 14th!

Jacobs Trading Ye Olde Rock Shop

1600 Regent Ave Winnipeg MB

(located between Panet Rd and Lagimodiere in Transcona)



FAQ (from the Be a Santa to a Senior Website):

- Why are so many of the gifts the same?  All the recipient names and gift requests come from either the recipient or the staff of the facility in which they live. A couple of facilities request the same gift for all the residents.


- I have a gift bulb with just the initials. I would prefer a name, so we can send a card. Why the initials?  Each facility we receive gift requests from interpret the Privacy Act differently. Most of the facilities provide a first name, some initials and others will say if the gift is for a man or a woman.


- Can we personalize the gift?  Yes!   A card addressed to the recipient by name, a photo of your family or pets, a letter from your children can bring a lot of joy to the person who receives your gift.


- Can we spend more than $25?   We would prefer you spend as close to the $25 as possible. Often the facilities will have “Santa” distribute the gifts at their Christmas Gathering. Large differences in gifts are noticed and felt.