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Tri-Cities group asking for donations to share with homeless population

Connect Day is set for Monday (Nov. 21) in Port Coquitlam. Here's how you can help.
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Winter clothing. | File photo

The Tri-Cities Homelessness and Housing Task Group is set to provide an opportunity for those without a roof over their heads to access much-needed supports.

And its hoping the public can step up with donations like clothing and hygiene supplies on short notice. 

On Monday (Nov. 21), the group will be set up in Port Coquitlam's Broadway Church (1932 Cameron Ave.) for Tri-Cities Connect Day.

It's an annual event that gives those experiencing homelessness the chance to receive services "all under one roof" they otherwise wouldn't be able to get on the street.

In a release, the task force is expecting about 100 at-risk or homeless people to attend Connect Day, have a warm lunch and meet with a dozen service providers.

As a result, volunteers are needed and are looking for last-minute donations, including:

  • Coats, rain gear and ponchos
  • Sweaters and sweatshirts
  • Mittens, hats and scarves
  • Hand warmers
  • New underwear
  • New and gently used socks
  • Weather-appropriate shoes

The Tri-Cities Homelessness and Housing Task Group is also looking to hand out personal hygiene products to those in attendance:

  • Female hygiene items
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Gift Cards for a nearby location

Interested residents looking to donate to Connect Day are encouraged to drop them off at Broadway Church as early as 7 a.m. on Monday.

Connect Day is set to formally take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information, you're encouraged to visit the Tri-Cities Homelessness and Housing Task Group's website.

You can also send an email to [email protected].

Donations are sought for Connect Day 2022 in Port Coquitlam on Nov. 21 by the Tri-Cities Homelessness and Housing Task Group. By Tri-Cities Homelessness and Housing Task Group