Clothing drive keeps Vernon’s homeless warm – lake country calendar
As the winter cold begins to set in, warmth is sought after for those who are cold.
HOPE Okanagan is hosting a clothing drive on Sunday, November 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at People Place.
The voluntary awareness group is mainly aimed at women, but also men, who experience homelessness, face addiction or are exploited and work in the sex trade.
It is the only nighttime awareness program on the streets of Kelowna and Vernon.
“HOPE exists to support vulnerable women on their journey towards achieving their own dreams of living safe and healthy lives,” said Angie Lohr, Executive Director.
They need coats for men and women, boots, socks, sneakers, toques, gloves, sweatpants, warm tops, sweaters, chocolates, hairbrushes and new or used makeup. .
Volunteers are also needed. Anyone wishing to help can apply at hopeokanagan.com/volunteer-1.
HOPE has also recently launched a Jewels of Hope program and is actively seeking volunteers for it.
The program allows vulnerable women of the Okanagan to come together in a safe place to make jewelry.
For more information, visit bijoud’espoir.ca.