December 3, 2011 (All day)
Bakerview EcoDairy Supports The Salvation Army with Winter Clothing Drive
Following on the success of last year's Coats for Kids campaign, the Bakerview EcoDairy is once again teaming up with the Abbotsofrd News in support of The Salvation Army. The winter clothing drive supports vulnerable individuals and families who are in need of warm clothing.
“We welcome donations of clean, gently used or new winter coats, boots, hats and mitts for children and adults alike,” says Ingrid Epp, Manager, Guest Experiences, Bakerview EcoDairy. “While outgrown winter clothes may be taking up extra space in our closets, they can be a life saving gift for someone less fortunate.”
“It’s difficult to keep up with the need once the cold weather hits,” adds Deb Lowell, Public Relations Director, The Salvation Army. “There are many marginalized people here in Abbotsford who are experiencing challenges with the basic necessities of daily living, and given the drastic change in weather conditions, they could use our assistance right now with weather appropriate clothing .”
The campaign will officially kick off at 1pm on Saturday, December 3rd during the Fieldstone Vintage Market (noon-5pm) at the Bakerview EcoDairy on Sumas Way.
Get into the holiday spirit by donating winter clothes to the campaign. Children who bring a donation of clothing to the event will receive a complimentary guided tour of the EcoDairy (valid on December 3, 2011 only).
There will also be crafts and activities for the kids, an antique toys display and sale, and more than 30 vendors selling their vintage inspired and handcrafted wares at the Fieldstone Vintage Christmas Market on December 3rd.