The Angels 4 Warmth held their annual Scarves in the park event in Victoria Park Tuesday afternoon.
The event supplies homeless people with clothing to keep warm during the winter months.
President Donna Curran said over 200 scarves were tied to trees in Victoria Park.
“Homelessness hasn’t gone away, the need for warmth hasn’t gone away, and we just want to keep it top of mind this time of year as the weather turns and that snow begins to fall, we need to keep in mind that not everyone has the types of items to keep warm in our weather.”
Curran said community support has been fantastic.
“We have close to 200 members who volunteer their time, who donate items of warmth,” Curran said. “Any materials that get donated get turned into quilts, scarves and toques, and all types of items that we share with the community.”
Curran said the need for warm clothing extends to schools.
“A particular story that touches my heart is schools are now calling us, so individual teachers are calling us and saying the kids are coming to school with no socks, barefoot in the winter,” Curran said. “So we’re making slippers for those classes, we’re making toques and mitts to keep our children warm in the community as well.”
Over 12 thousand articles of hand made winter clothing were created last year by Angels 4 Warmth, all of which were donated to more than 40 non-profit groups for people to stay warm.