First - you can take a Get Warm Project donation box to be placed at your local businesses, workplaces, coffee shops, schools, events and more. These boxes are to be filled with warm clothes, blankets, winter boots, scarves or personal toiletry items. Donations will be given to Union Gospel Mission to help clients combat the cold and placed in Christmas Hampers.
Second - If you do not have time, cash donations are a great way to be a part. They should be made at the Union Gospel donation page. Cash donations allow the organization to purchase the items most needed to meet the needs of their clients.
Third - Those who are social media savvy can help by spreading the word by liking and sharing the Get Warm Project Facebook group page.
My involvement in this project was a journey. As funds were limited, I was concerned about my ability to make a significant contributor so threw caution to the wind with an internet search - POLAR FLEECE FOR $1. I not only found a source, but it was near my home. A local upholstery business had bought a bulk grouping of fabric which included quite a bit of polar fleece which they needed to dump.
|Krista McKenna, Myself, Shauna Beaudoin and Sara McKenna at the |
Union Gospel Mission
dropping off the blankets.
The enormous pile of colourful blankets on my dining room table brings a smile to my face each morning. Next comes the real joy of delivering this pile of soft, warm donations to the charity for distribution. It's great to make one of the early contributions to a campaign like this and be part of starting its momentum.
Again, it is the season to be thankful for all you have and to hopefully find a way to spread the good will to others. Just look around you and see where your heart leads you.