Donated winter wear keeps the needy warm

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel and Super Suds laundromat are providing clean winter wear to those who need it

In School Mentor Anna with Emma are just one of the pairings that provide enrichment to both adults and students through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesne

Well school is back in full swing and fall has arrived.  With this change in weather we are seeing an increased need for warm coats, boots and mitts for children and adults in our community. If you have winter coats that you would like to donate, you can drop them off at Super Suds, 415 McLean Street, for cleaning before they bring them to our office. Other winter apparel – boots, hats, snow pants are also appreciated. These are distributed to families in need throughout the community. Thank you Super Suds. If you are in need of winter apparel, stop by our office 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday.

BBBSQ raffle tickets for the West Jet flight for two, anywhere they fly, are on sale until Nov. 10. Drop by the Little Big House, 368 Vaughan Street, to buy raffle tickets. First prize West Jet Flights for two. Second prize is a Soap Stone Sculpture donated by Canadian artist Anna Ashcroft. Third prize is $100 Esso Gift Card donated by Kurt Pethick, Investors Group. Hurry and get your tickets soon as the draw date is Nov. 14.

Our In-School Mentoring programs are now starting. If you have one hour per week to mentor a child in elementary school, call (250-992-7257) or stop by our office for an application package (368 Vaughan St).  We can match you with a student at a school in your neighbourhood, giving you the opportunity to experience the joy of play again.

We are still selling tickets for a fantastic, locally made garden cart.

Only 500 tickets have been printed and the draw will be held Dec. 13. Tickets are available at Better at Home (275 Reid St) and BBBSQ (368 Vaughan St). All money raised stays

in Quesnel to support mentoring programs to children and youth.

A big thank you to Quesnel Prospectors Car Club for their generous donation to our agency.

To all the kids in our community have a safe and happy Halloween.

Michelle Riley is executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel.

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