During the month of November, used winter clothing was collected and given out to people in 100 Mile House.
People were able to drop off used coats, snowsuits, toques, and others which were then cleaned.
“About 325 really warm winter coats this year. With hoodies, snow pants and everything, we gave out 1,361 items.” says Annie McKave, Organizer for Coats for All.
McKave added that the clothing was going out as fast as they were coming in, which was good to see.
A group of 60 people went to St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, which held an open house, and each got winter coats.
She noted that people were also willing to pay for coats, which she thought was due to the rise in gas prices and people not wanting to travel to shop.
Volunteers from St. Timothy’s Anglican Church and 100 Mile United Church Outreach group helped coordinate the event.