16th Annual SPCA Coat Drive

The SPCA Thrift Mart, a well known and active business member of our community, is once again putting together a Coat Drive to help gets coats to some of the Lower Mainland’s most needy. I posted about the SPCA coat drive experience I had a few years ago, and wanted to remind you all ofRead More

The SPCA Thrift Mart, a well known and active business member of our community, is once again putting together a Coat Drive to help gets coats to some of the Lower Mainland’s most needy. I posted about the SPCA coat drive experience I had a few years ago, and wanted to remind you all of this annual event. This is the 16th annual coat drive, and organizer Roni-Lyn Saunders says the need is greater than ever. Roni and her dad have been working hard to put together this year’s coat drive but they desperately need donations of good warm coats and blankets, and they could use some hands to help disperse the coats at Main and Hastings in the evening of December 10th, as well as organize them onto hangers and racks during the day that same day.  Click on the picture for a full size poster – feel free to hang it up in your apartment lobby or at your workplace.

Thanks to the NewsLeader for letting us use this poster and image.

The Coat Drive is December 10th and donated coats and blankets will be accepted at both the 12th Street location of the SPCA Thrift Mart, and the Coquitlam location up until December 9th, and at the 12th Street location until 2PM on December 10th. Please specify that the coat or blanket donation is for the drive so that it gets filtered to the right place.

If you are able to volunteer to hand out coats on December 10th, please contact Roni at 604-540-7722. The handing out starts at 7PM at Main and Hastings and helpers are also needed to organize the coats during the day.

And finally, if you or someone you know is in need of a coat, please don’t hesitate to visit us at Main and Hastings for a warm jacket. Soup and hot chocolate as well as a little Christmas singing will be available.  Everyone deserves warmth, inside and out.

Jen Arbo

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