A Cumberland teen has taken it upon herself to brighten the holiday season for seniors in nursing homes.
Breanna Brosko, 14, has initiated a project dubbed, Adopt-a-Grandparent for Christmas.
At the A&W on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay, she has erected a Christmas wish tree, adorned with tags bearing the name of a senior. Until Dec. 21, the public can choose a tag and bring back a wrapped gift.
This is hopefully the inaugural year of the project.
“I’m going to do it again next year and as many years as I can,” said Breanna, inspired by her great-grandfather, who resides in Kamloops.
She wanted to give him a Christmas present this year, but family trips to his hometown are infrequent due to financial challenges.
“Maybe there are other grandparents who don’t get family to visit them too,” she said.
Breanna is a member of the Pathfinders, a branch of the Girl Guides of Canada. She and other members will deliver the gifts, as well as homemade cards, to seniors at Cumberland Lodge and Glacier View Lodge in Courtenay.
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