Coats continue to warm the disadvantaged

Needy area residents will be toasty this winter thanks to generous donations.

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This year’s Coats for All campaign has and has been a tremendous success, says co-ordinator Wendy Hamblin.

“We had a flood of coats, and have given out 250 already. People have been wonderfully generous.”

All the winter wear that needed cleaning was done for free by the 100 Mile Laundromat and Hamblin adds everyone was touched by all the donations.

“I was so impressed by the quality of the winter wear, and we were given lots of toques, mittens and scarves. A lot of the scarves were hand knitted, and were very much appreciated.”

Several sites still continue to offer the winter wear, including the Ministry of Children and Families, the Health Unit (located behind the 100 Mile District General Hospital), 100 Mile House Food Bank, Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association-South Cariboo Branch, Canim Lake Band, Canoe Creek Band, Youth Zone, 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre and Watch Lake Community Centre.

On Sundays, people are welcome to pick up needed apparel at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, 1068 Blackstock Rd., between 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The coats will be available all through December. For more information, call Hamblin at 250-791-0024.