Have a broken jacket? SWRC will repair and donate it for you

For its second year, the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council (SWRC) is initiating its Warm Hearts Project.

“We have two main goals. We’re trying to get jackets out of the landfill or avoid having them in the landfill as well as trying to get warm jackets onto people that need them,” says Meg Dorwart, Communications and Events Coordinator for the SWRC.

The project encourages people to donate their broken jackets to the project. Volunteers with the project will then fix the jackets and give them to a local organization that gives them out for free.

The project is in several different communities across the province including Regina, Saskatoon, Lloydminster, Moose Jaw, and Estevan.

The SWRC is looking to expand the project into more communities wherever there are repairing volunteers available.

“It’s nice to have a long list of volunteers in each community just to make sure that if we do get a lot of jackets we don’t want to burn our volunteers out. We’re open to expanding to literally any community in the province so if someone out there has repair skills and wants to fix jackets just let us know and then we can build the program in any community that they’re in,” says Dorwart.

Anyone interested in volunteering must fill out this form through their website and then email Dorwart at [email protected].

A list of drop-off locations can also be found on their website.

Anyone who drops off any jackets is asked to make sure the jackets are cleaned before leaving them at any of the drop-off locations.

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