Scotiabank in Drumheller is continuing a holiday tradition in the valley.
Their Adopt an Angel program has returned for an eighth year. The program aims to help those who may be spending the Christmas season alone.
"We're essentially given Christmas wish lists from places like continuing care, mental health and we've extended it to one of the lodges this year from people who don't necessarily have anybody to spend the holidays with," explained organizer Randi Schmidt of Scotiabank in Drumheller.
She adds they're given wish lists which they adopt out for people to sponsor someone's Christmas.
"People are always excited about the kids and everything, but people have a tendency to forget about the older people that really do need a little bit of cheering up sometimes around this time of year," stated Schmidt.
Folks looking to help someone this Christmas can visit the bank and select a tag off their tree, which lists what is wanted or needed. Donations are to be dropped off by December 20 at the bank.
"If you're still interested in participating, but don't want to do a full list, we are accepting donations of things like boxes of tissues, soaps, lotions and body washes. Things like that are always welcome and then we'll be distributing that as well," reported Schmidt.
The program is completely anonymous, no signed cards are needed and presents should remain unwrapped.
"We suggest just a gift bag with crinkle paper," noted Schmidt.
The Adopt an Angel program is on now until December 20 at Scotiabank in Drumheller.