November 08, 2014 - 10:30 AM
KELOWNA – A sign winter is just around corner, the annual Stuff the Bus clothing drive for Kelowna’s less fortunate goes Saturday.
“Although the weather is unseasonably warm right now, it still is very cold at night,” the Kelowna Gospel Mission’s Randy Benson says in a media release. “We have already seen an increase of people needing coats, blankets and other warm winter clothing.”
He adds the shelter is almost full every night.
The City of Kelowna is providing a bus which will be parked at the Kelowna Walmart from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Benson says the goal is to stuff the entire bus with warm winter clothing.
“Bringing your used clothing… is an easy way for you and your family to pass along coats, gloves and warm winter wear that you no longer use while helping the most vulnerable in our community.”
The Mission hopes to collect enough blankets and clothing to provide for the hundreds who will spend a night with them this winter or those who choose to stay on the streets.
Benson adds donations of cash or gift cards are always appreciated.
To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at email@example.com or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-718-2724.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2014