It appears that your front closet is filled with coats, sweaters, scarves, toques and gloves or mittens. WHAT DO YOU DO with these extras.
How about delicately washing them (you don’t want them to shrink!) and pack the gear off to a shelter.
Our Saskatchewan winters get pretty frosty. Now, imagine if you’re out in the cold more often than not! Its not your job that takes you to the outdoors in winter, its not recreation. It is poverty, mental illness, maybe an addiction.
Our lives can unfold simply or they can be very complicated, there’s no getting around that. So who do you turn to. Shelters are full. Soup kitchens offer a small window of warmth and carrying. In Regina there are a couple of places that come to mind that offer help for men, women and children.
Soul’s Harbour and the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army has the men’s shelter, Waterston House, on Osler Street. Recently, I spoke with their pastor and he indicated during the winter the things most needed are toques and mittens. An organization has stepped up with a major donation of socks. How can you or your business or community help. How about donating toques and mittens or gloves.
Soul’s Harbour is always looking for travel mugs that are stuffed with things like hand warmers, hot chocolate packets, toothpaste and tooth brushes – things like that.
If you are coming to 620 CKRM’s location at 1900 Rose Street why not bring some new mittens, gloves or toques and we will make sure they get to the Salvation Army. Every little bit helps. Perhaps your service club, school or senior group would like to make a donation.
If you need any other information just give me a call. Gloria 306 546-6200.