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Demand Is Great For Gently Used Winter Wear In The South Cariboo

Once again residents in the South Cariboo have an opportunity to give the gift of warmth to those in need this winter.

For the last 24 years, Coats For All has been accepting gently used winter wear and Organizer Annie McKave said since they started up on November first the response has been incredible however the winter wear is going out as fast as it’s coming in.

“The venues where we drop off donations are calling me and asking do you have any more coats, we’re out of coats which is a first, that’s never happened before.” McKave said, “We were always able to deliver enough to keep them stocked but this year I’ve had a couple of calls where I’ve had to come into town and get some more coats out to them.”

Anyone wishing to donate gently used men, women, or children, winter coats, snowsuits, toques, mitts, and scarves, can drop them off at 100 Mile Laundromat now until November 30th, and if possible please wash them before donating and label them as “washed”.

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McKave said the community has been incredibly generous as always and that there are even people who spend their summer months knitting toques, hats, and scarves for us and this particular project.

Clothing will be available for people in need all this month at:

Loaves and Fishes

100 Mile Food Bank

Family Enrichment Center

Canadian Mental Health

Canim Lake and Canoe Creek Bands

Stemete7uw’i Friendship Center

Coats for All is coordinated by volunteers from St Timothy’s Anglican Church and 100 Mile United Church Outreach group.

Last year 350 winter coats, 240 light coats, vests, sweaters, and hoodies, 40 snowsuits, 430 scarves, gloves, and mitts, plus 150 pairs of socks were donated by the community.

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