The Bare Ne­ces­si­ties

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

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 info@ldwc.ca or (819)564-6626 and visit our web­site : www.ldwc.ca

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