Coat drive slated
The Associates of Ste. Marguerite d’Youville will hold their annual coat drive next week—an event that has become appreciated by many in recent years.
The public is encouraged to drop off clean, used winter coats in good condition for men, women, and children at the East End Hall on Monday, Oct. 22 and Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 1-4 p.m.
Those in need of these winter items then can come by the hall on Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 25 from 1-4 p.m. and get them for free for their families and themselves.
No early visitors please.
Organizer Anna McNay said yesterday the annual coat drive is well-used and something people look forward to.
“Last year, we got left with 11 coats and we had hundreds,” she recalled.
“There is a need for it.
“And you would be amazed at how many people are glad they can get rid of their coats,” added McNay.
She noted some people don’t want to give their coats to the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) or Salvation Army, and instead save up their coats to donate to this drive.
Any leftovers from the coat drive are sent to remote reserves or given to the CDA.