Giving Seniors the Life they Deserve

Welcome to Nisbet Lodge’s Christmas Gift Drive

Hello! My name is Yvonne Burton, and I am proud to serve as an Activationist at Nisbet Lodge, a non-profit, nurturing long-term care home located in the vibrant heart of Greektown, at Pape and Danforth in Toronto.

At Nisbet Lodge, we are committed to providing a warm, supportive, and enriching environment for our residents. Long-term care homes like ours play a crucial role in the community by offering comprehensive care and assistance to seniors who need support with daily living activities. We focus not just on physical well-being, but also on emotional, social, and mental health, ensuring a holistic approach to care.

As an Activationist, my role is to enhance the quality of life for our residents through meaningful activities and engagements. This involves organizing events, recreational activities, and programs that cater to the interests and abilities of our residents, promoting their social interaction, mental stimulation, and overall happiness.

This holiday season, we are excited to launch our Christmas Gift Drive, an initiative aimed at bringing festive cheer and warmth to the residents of Nisbet Lodge. The joy of receiving a thoughtful gift can make a world of difference in the lives of our seniors, especially during these times.

We have compiled a list of items that would greatly benefit and delight our residents, and we invite you to be a part of this heartwarming endeavor. Your generosity can light up the holidays for someone and show them how much they are cherished in our community.

Please join us in making this Christmas a memorable one for the wonderful residents of Nisbet Lodge. Your support is not just a gift; it’s a gesture of love and compassion.

For more information on how you can contribute, please see the details below in our contact area.

Thank you for your kindness and support.

Warm regards,

Yvonne Burton

Our Christmas Wish List for Nisbet Lodge Residents

At Nisbet Lodge, each person in our care has a unique story and set of needs, and your thoughtful contributions can make a significant impact on their well-being and happiness during this festive season.

Our Christmas Wish List is carefully curated to include items that will not only meet the practical needs of our residents but also bring them joy and comfort. These gifts are more than just items; they are symbols of care, companionship, and community. From everyday essentials to special treats, each item on this list has been chosen with the intention of enhancing the daily lives and experiences of our cherished seniors.

Whether you choose to donate a single item or several, your generosity will resonate within the walls of Nisbet Lodge and fill our residents’ hearts with warmth. Below, you will find a list of suggested gifts that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we care for. We encourage you to select items that resonate with you, as every contribution, big or small, is deeply appreciated.

Let’s come together to create a festive and loving atmosphere at Nisbet Lodge this Christmas. Your kindness can turn this holiday season into a time of joy and fond memories for our residents.

If you wish to donate new clothing, shoes, or boots, please get in touch with me using the contact form below and I will send you the size requirements. We do not accept cash online. If you wish to donate a financial gift, please contact for more information.

Our List:

  • Running Shoes
  • Hair Brushes
  • Combs
  • Realistic Newborn Baby Dolls
  • Blouses, Cardigans
  • Wallets, Purses, male and female
  • Travel Mugs
  • Art Supplies
  • Stationary
  • Women’s Poncho’s
  • Flat Indoor Shoes, male and female
  • Socks
  • Perfumes and Colognes
  • Toiletries, Lotions, Body Wash, Shaving Creams
  • Razors, Electric Razors
  • Picture Frames
  • Hoodies with Zippers, Sweaters
  • Track Pants, Tracksuits
  • Books, Large Print, Travel, Art
  • Adjustable Lap Bed Tray
  • Radios, Clock Radios
  • Sketch Pads
  • Headphones
  • Blankets
  • Puzzles – 100 Pieces or Less
  • Old Movies/TV Shows on DVD or BluRay
  • Music from the ’50s or ’60s on CD
  • Twiddle Muff
  • Slippers
  • Pyjamas, Nighties, Robes
  • Winter Boots, Jackets, Gloves, Scarves, Hats, Earmuffs
  • Costume Jewelry, Watches
  • CD Players, mp3 Players, Portable DVD Players
  • Electric Fans
  • Reading Glasses
  • 2024 Calendars
  • Personal Gaming Devices
  • Chocolates, Candy, Candy Canes, have to be wrapped, no loose or bulk candy or chocolate
  • Anything Christmas Related

We have 103 residents as on November 18, 2023.


Nisbet Lodge is also on the lookout for volunteers. You would be doing things such as calling bingo, visiting the residents, taking the residents for walks, pushing a wheelchair in the community for the residents to get some fresh air, and assisting staff with taking the residents to church on Sunday’s, the Church is right next door.

All volunteers will need to go through an application process.

If you are interested, please contact Sonia at .

Contact Us

Nisbet Lodge is located at:

Nisbet Lodge

740 Pape Avenue


ON. M4K 3Z4

If you wish to contact us about donating or for more information regarding the Christmas Drive, please use the contact form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.