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Helping Others Stay Warm in Edmonton

On October 19th our Edmonton Chapter held it’s 3rd Annual Coat and Food Drive in support of the United Way’s Coats for Kids & Families Program.

The drive began early Saturday morning on October 12th when volunteers travelled throughout neighbourhoods in Edmonton and St. Albert to deliver 2400 door hangers listing details of what was needed for the drive.

On October 19th, Edmonton volunteers happily returned to the communities they had canvassed and collected 146 coats, 113 scarves, 164 hats, 127 gloves, 16 snow pants, 33 pairs of boots and 250 kg of food.  Volunteers then delivered the clothing to the local Page the Cleaners for free dry-cleaning and passing on the items to the United Way for distribution to beneficiaries of the Coats for Kids and Families Program. Food donations were delivered by volunteers to local food banks.

A big thank you to all our volunteers who donated their 2 Saturdays in support of this initiative and a big thank you to the donors in the communities who contributed so much to those in need.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Edmonton Chapter programs for those in need, please contact edmonton@hopewwcanada.org.