Gouverneur-based Kinney Drugs drug hosts two gift-giving programs for needy children, seniors
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 5:34 pm

GOUVERNEUR – Fresh on the heels of its in-store food drive, which donated nearly 12,000 food items to local food rescue organizations, Kinney Drugs is hosting two separate gift-giving programs in all of its drug store locations to benefit less fortunate children and seniors.

Through Dec. 14, Kinney’s is collecting new, unwrapped toys for children who may not otherwise receive gifts this year. During the Holiday Toy Drive, toys collected at each store will be distributed to local children by a charitable organization within the store’s own community.

Kinney Drugs will also help brighten the holidays for seniors through its “Be a Santa for a Senior” program. Each Kinney Drugs store is partnering with a local senior care center to develop individual gift suggestions for senior residents. Customers can review the suggestions and purchase gifts for seniors who may not be able to celebrate the holidays with loved ones.

“We believe that we are only as strong as our community,” said Jim Spencer, COO of Kinney Drugs store division. “We strive to make our community a better place to live and these gift-giving programs put that into action.”

Anyone interested in participating in the Holiday Toy Drive or “Be a Santa for a Senior” program can donate gifts at their local Kinney Drugs store through mid-December. Each store will display the name of the local partnering organization that will receive the donated gifts.

For more information, visit your local Kinney Drugs store or www.kinneydrugs.com.