The Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre (CNWRC) is holding a Winter Warmth Blitz, collecting donations of outerwear and then giving items to people who need them.
“With the cold weather approaching and the homeless shelter not open yet we thought about how we could close the gap a little bit,” said Heidi Canton, administrative co-ordinator at the CNWRC. “They hope to open the shelter in October so it may seem like a short period of time, but if someone is homeless a few days can seem like a long time.
“Even if it’s just a little bit of help, it’s a help.”
In order to help keep people warm the centre needs donations of jackets, snowsuits, hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, boots, ski suits and bunting bags for all genders.
Items can be dropped off at 67 Dominion St. between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays until Oct 12. Beginning Oct 13 people can drop in and pick up what they need for their family.
For more information contact the CNWRC at 902-895-4295.