Homelessness task force collects donations March 9 and 10
The Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness is calling for donations of clothing, blankets and food for Burnaby's less fortunate.
Donations will be collected beside the Lougheed SkyTrain station entrance on Austin Avenue in Burnaby on Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The most urgent needs at this time include clean, new or gently-used blankets, and clothing for adults such as coats, jeans, sweaters, shoes and boots. All donations will be distributed by the Progressive Housing Society Homeless Outreach Program.
“Daily we see the outpouring of support from Burnaby citizens who are concerned about their neighbors who are living in extreme poverty and homelessness,” said Wanda Mulholland of the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness.
“We are grateful for the support demonstrated by Lougheed Town Centre, PODS Moving & Storage, Starbucks and Creekside Community Church," Mulholland said. "We know that these donations will be greatly appreciated.”