January 24, 2015 - 8:29 AM
KAMLOOPS - Last year more than 740 items were collected to help keep Emerald House clients warm and this year downtown businesses are again hopping on board the province-wide initiative of Turn Down the Heat Week.
The event began in 2013 and last year two dozen downtown businesses collected 742 items of warm clothing in Kamloops. This year many downtown businesses will again be collecting warm clothing items such as hats, gloves, mittens and sleeping bags.
The donation drive will run from Feb. 1 to 7 and people are also encouraged to wear a sweater and turn down the heat at both work and at home to show support.
Last year more than 5,000 sweaters were collected through 20 business improvement associations across the province.
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