The chill of winter can be felt by all of us in Victoria, and it is especially chilly for those struggling with homelessness. To help people stay warm the Victoria Cool Aid Society’s Casual Labour Pool has been accepting donations of winter coats and other cold weather gear.
Items can be dropped off this week from 9 am to 3:30 pm at 465 Swift Street through Thursday, or at 755 Pandora on Friday.
This Friday, Cool Aid staff will start spreading that warmth by giving away over 300 winter coats and other warm gear in all sizes for men, women and children.
The giveaway is open to anyone in need of warm clothing, and will be held at the Downtown Community Centre, 755 Pandora Avenue, Friday, January 6, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Media are welcome.
Clothing and other kinds of donations of goods are needed throughout the year. Anyone wishing to make a donation after this week can visit CoolAid.org/goods or contact Cool Aid at 250-383-1977 to find out more.
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Wendy Stone, Casual Labour Pool