Some of the newcomer families Roncesvalles Refugee Relief have been working with have expressed a need for warm winter clothing. RRR will be holding a Winter Clothing Distribution Centre on Thursday, November 10 from 10am-2pm at Roncesvalles United Church, formerly Emmanuel Howard Park United Church, at Roncesvalles and Wright Ave.
Please ask friends, family and colleagues for clean winter clothing, in good repair. Coats, jackets, snowsuits, snow pants, toques, hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and boots are needed. Blankets will be accepted. A few pairs of skates have already been donated. They will also hand out skates if they can collect more.
They will also be providing a light lunch for those in attendance, so if you or anyone you know would like to contribute food, that is also welcome. They are going to serve lots of veggies, fruit, sandwiches, cheese, crackers and yummy sweets – finger food to keep it easy.
Clothes hangers are needed, as are sturdy shopping bags and boxes.
All donations may be dropped off at 18 Hewitt between Saturday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 9.
If you would like to get involved with this one day event, they would happy to have your assistance.