Homelessness Action Week, Oct 13-19, Cowichan

Many individuals often talk about making a difference–often in far off lands.  Here’s your opportunity to contribute to your community, specifically the Cowichan Valley.  Social Planning Cowichan’s Affordable Housing Project is looking for donations of items  for the care packages they will be distributing during Homelessness Action Week, as well as, volunteers.

From Joy Emmanual, Social Planning Cowichan:

Homelessness Action Week is coming up – October 13-19.  This year we are hosting an event at Duncan United Church Hall on Wednesday, October 16 called: Connect-In – A Day of Direct Services for the Homeless.  We are inviting a number of different community agencies and service providers to participate (Legal Aid, First Aid, Public Health, ID Replacement and also barbers, hand message, chiropractors, etc.) The intent is to have all these services available in one location where homeless and low income people may access them. A meal will also be provided.

If you are interested in donating or helping  with this event – either before the event or at it – please contact Joy at:
Joy Emmanuel
Coordinator – Affordable Housing Project
Social Planning Cowichan
250-746-1004 Ext 260

Items we are looking for as part of care packages for 60 to 80 guests during Homelessness Action Week – Connect-In: Day of Services:

  • Seasonal clothing
  • Work Clothing
  • Blankets
  • Tents
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Boots
  • Back Packs
  • Sewing Kits
  • First Aid Items
  • Foot wear
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Granola Bars, Juice Box
  • Flashlights
  • Hats, scarves, mitts, rain gear
  • Razors
  • Nail Clippers