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Project Connect and Community Donation Drive

The planning committee for Project Connect will be having a donation drive on Friday, Nov. 9 from 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. at McMan Youth Family and Community Services, 435-5 Street South. During this time, we invite all members of our community to come and donate items for those at risk in our community. Please refer to the backgrounder below for a comprehensive list of donation items being requested.  

Project Connect is a complimentary one-day event contributing to a larger movement in Lethbridge and across the province to help end homelessness. It involves the coordinated efforts of the community, service providers, government agencies and volunteers. It is designed to provide a one-stop opportunity to connect people to the services they require to improve their life situation. This year, Project Connect is scheduled on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fritz Sick Memorial Centre, 420-11 Street South.   

Project Connect is intended for people in Lethbridge who are experiencing the effects of living with low incomes as well as those experiencing homelessness and those at risk of becoming homeless. It is also for people living paycheck to paycheck, living in unsafe or overcrowded conditions, on the street, in shelters or surfing between family and friends because they are unable to find permanent and affordable housing. We anticipate serving more than 400 people at this event and will rely strongly on community support to ensure that all residents of our city have access to the services, supports and items they need.  

Some of the resources that will be available at Project Connect include: access to Legal Guidance support; assistance with income tax preparation; housing referrals and support; victim/crisis counselling; employment, income, and health care services; information on services for youth, seniors, and immigrants; referrals for clothing vouchers and other necessities.

Media Contact:
Aileen Burke, Coordinator
Project Connect
403-328-2488, ext. 228
Cell: 587-220-5129
aileen.burke@mcman.ca

 

BACKGROUNDER: 

Project Connect Donation Wish List

  • Toques
  • Scarves
  • Mittens or gloves
  • Coats
  • New socks (men/ladies/children)
  • Undershirts
  • New underwear (men/ladies/children)
  • Diapers/Training underwear
  • Towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Hand towels
  • Nail grooming tools
  • New hair brushes and combs
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Denture securing products
  • Denture cleaner & cases
  • Clothing of all sizes
  • Contact lens solution
  • Disposable razors
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving cream
  • Body wash
  • Lip balm
  • Toilet paper
  • Juice boxes
  • Granola bars
  • Bottled water
  • Fruit snacks
  • Unopened pet food & treats of all kinds