2023 Coats for our Community

Thank You!

Your generous donations, to our 2023 Coats for our Community initiative allowed 527 people to come into the beautiful, centrally located space donated by Murray Streeet Baptist Church on Saturday, November 4th to select the winter coats, snowpants and accessories they needed to keep their families warm this winter!

A total of 1844 coats, jackets, snowpants and winter wear were distributed locally along with 1272 handknit mittens, hats and accessories generously provided by the Mitts for Kids volunteer knitters!

We want to send a special thank you to St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Stores in  Peterborough and Lakefield, for once again, sharing their space for our 2023 collection, Global Point Logistics for their amazing storage facility and truck rental, PVNC Catholic District School Board and Windsor’s Dry Cleaners who volunteered to be a community collection point in the month leading up to our collection weekend and to IG Wealth Management, St. Anne’s  School, St. Paul’s in Lakefield and Suzi Home Maker who coordinated staff collection drives to drop off!

A huge thank you to the Mitts for Kids knitters who distributed a record number of warm, made with love accessories:

Ennismore Senior Knitting Club

Carole Berry

Jean Cameron

Linda Chopping

Lynn Creech

Karen Drinkwalter

Debbie East

Carey Hogan

Paulette Packingham

Jill Smallwood

Margaret Tippett

Janet Twigg

We truly live in a generous community!

For information on how you can help, please contact our Development & Communications Officer Sara Mountenay

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