No one wants to be living on the street during the holiday season.
But that is typically the case for some unhoused people living in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
To help them get through the holidays and winter cold, a Tri-City mental health worker is once again collecting personal care items for men and women.
Jessa Turner is organizing Christmas Bags of Hope with the goal of delivering 100 bags of toiletries and winter wear to local shelters on the day before Christmas: Dec. 24.
Only new items are accepted.
Among the items sought to fill the bags are:
- lip balm
- cough candies
- fleece blankets
The group has a Facebook page and is hoping to spread the word because the need is great, and the gift recipients are appreciative.