Last year’s drive saw Seasons House’s Sherilyn Van Halderen, second from right, accept the donation of warm clothes that a group of CNC Social Service Worker Certificate program students had collected to keep locals warm. From left: students Camille Yuroux, Amber Woodruff, Delaine Hilts and (far right) Kathleen Cooper help Van Halderen take four plastic bins, 25 garbage bags and four boxes of clothes back to Seasons House to distribute to those in need. Contributed photo

College of New Caledonia Quesnel social work students throw second annual clothes drive

The Clothes for the Cold drive will run from Sept. 24 to Oct. 11

Three students pursuing their social work diploma at the College of Caledonia’s Quesnel Campus are throwing the second annual Clothes for the Cold Drive.

Kathleen Cooper, Amber Woodruff and Tyson Holtzman decided to organize the drive again thanks to their success in 2018.

“Last year was amazing,” says organizer Kathleen Cooper. “We were told that we brought more than double what anybody else has ever brought.

“We had a ton of clothes and great support from the community, and I’m really hoping we can get that support again, as everything went to use.”

Cooper says they are looking for any warm clothes for men, women or children.

“We also take socks, long johns, hand and foot warmers and boots,” she adds.

The students are working with the Quesnel Support and Shelter Society, who will make sure the donations go to the right places and end up adorning those who need them the most.

The Clothes for the Cold clothes drive started Tuesday, Sept. 24 and will run until Oct. 11. A tent has been set up in front of the college’s library where people can drop off their used clothing.

Co-organizer Tyson Holtzman is also available to pick up donations. He can be reached at 250-255-9913 to arrange for pickup.

READ MORE: College of New Caledonia Quesnel students asking for Clothes for the Cold



editor@quesnelobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Editorial: A Manitoba hello from your new Quesnel Observer reporter

Cassidy Dankochik drove from Gimli, Manitoba to Quesnel B.C. to start at the Observer.

Nominations for Quesnel Business Excellence Awards now open

Awards to be broadcast online Oct. 2, followed by winners parade Oct. 3

Yunesit’in Chief Russell Myers Ross not seeking re-election

Yunesit’in First Nation will have a new leader come Sept. 9

First Nations youth get hands on archaeological experience

Delving into the ancient past has inspired the future aspirations of four First Nations youth

Canada to match donations to Lebanon relief

Canada is directing all of its aid for this crisis directly to humanitarian organizations, not the Lebanese government

Bear put down after being found on Vancouver Island kitchen counter

Bear trapped and killed near Ucluelet after repeated instances of entering sheds and homes

Who can dismiss the Governor General? A look at protocols and possibilities

The Governor General is appointed by the Queen, on the advice of the prime minister

Second phase of NHL draft lottery set for Monday

Each club eliminated from qualifying round has a 12.5 per cent shot at the No. 1 pick

University of Victoria, rowing coach sued over alleged ‘fat shaming’ and verbal abuse

Lawsuit says Barney Williams subjected coxswain Lily Copeland to offensive and belittling language

1 year since a B.C. teen died in a skate park, his family still waiting for charges

Carson Crimeni’s final moments were broadcast on social media

NHL playoffs: Canucks to meet St. Louis Blues in Round 1

Vancouver takes on defending champs beginning Wednesday

Simon Cowell breaks his back falling from electric bike

Incident happened at his home in California

VIDEO: Internet famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer explores Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher spreads joy through dance, forms cross-cultural connections amid pandemic

Most Read