The Bare Necessities
Thisweek, all doubt has disappeared that winter is upon us. Most of us may fight the impending cold, but in the end, we are prepared for it. There are a great many people in our community, however, who cannot say the same.
Every year the Lennoxville and District Women’s Centre offers food and clothing to women and children in our community who require assistance. This year, they are taking this initiative one step further with an official Food and Coat Drive called: The Bare Necessities. Boutique Encore, a Social Enterprise run by the Women’s Centre, would like to open its doors to all those who need a little extra help getting ready for winter. Recipients can be referred in a number of ways and by many institutions (school counsellor; social worker; church; crisis centre etc.). With a simple voucher, they may receive the bare necessities that they will need in the following months.
You can help by bringing in your gently used coats and/ or non-perishable food items to Boutique Encore (178 Queen Street) or to the LDWC (257 Queen Street). Call to volunteer some of your time to help them organize and keep the Boutique open after hours. If you would rather contribute financially, you will receive a taxable receipt for any donation over $10. Whatever you can do to help will go a long way in allowing those in our community to receive the Bare Necessities for winter! Together, as a community, we can do our part to ensure that comfort and warmth is available to everyone this winter.
For more information, to reserve or make a donation, please contact the Lennoxville & District Women’s Centre at email@example.com or (819)564-6626 and visit our website : www.ldwc.ca