Guest poster Lisa Brownlow is a past participant of the Victoria Foundation's Vital Youth program (previously Youth in Philanthropy). Please contact Lisa for more information about the Stocking Challenge and Care Backpacks project. It is that time of year again to participate in The 4th Annual Stocking Challenge and Care Backpacks project. This project strives to provide essential items for homeless people in the Victoria area. We are very excited that we are able to see this project run for its fourth year. Without a home, homeless people need more protection from the elements. We will be stuffing wool socks and packing backpacks with necessary items in order to serve our community. The gifts will be distributed at Rock Bay Landing Shelter on December 17th, 2011. This is a community effort that works with the Victoria Cool Aid Society and many local stores and organizations.
How can you help?
We are looking for donations of new items including:
- toiletries (antiperspirant, bar soap, hair brush/comb, hand sanitizer, shampoo and conditioner, chap stick, sunblock, and lotion)
- waterproof jackets
- warm outerwear
- warm socks
- granola bars (or other non-perishable snack items),
- reusable water bottles
- sleeping mats
- sleeping bags
We also accept donations of money and gift cards. We will provide you or your business with recognition on our website and Facebook page. In addition, we can provide certain donors with tax receipts. Any donations are greatly appreciated.
For more information:
If you require further information or to donate please contact Lisa Brownlow at 250-507-8664 or email@example.com.