Holiday Shoe & Backpack Drive!
Who doesn’t love a new pair of shoes and a backpack!!?? This year, we have two holiday campaigns in the works. A shoe drive and the Christmas Backpack Program.
Firstly, everyone needs shoes! In conjunction with our friends at Lady Sport, all shoes are donated to the health clinics of the Downtown Eastside. They will be issued to at risk and low income individuals suffering from diabetes, arthritis and general foot pain. Dress shoes are donated to Dress for Success.
If you would like to donate any gently used, clean shoes and be sure that they end up on the feet of someone who truly needs them, please bring them to City Sports & Physiotherapy between now and Christmas. Any and all shoes are welcome and highly appreciated!
And this is the second year for our Christmas Backpack Campaign. Every year, the Covenant House provides love and support to homeless street youth and at Christmas, provides all of their young people with a backpack filled with new clothing, toiletries and small gifts. Last year we dropped off 6 full backpacks – this year we’re aiming for 8! You can find a list of items we need here. Donations must be made before December 10th!