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Clothing Drive: Rainbow Schools make winter a little warmer
Rainbow Schools are helping to make the coldest season of the year a little warmer by participating in the Winter Clothing Drive powered by Cooper Equipment Rentals.
Community members are invited to look for the Cooper truck at any of Greater Sudbury’s four Canadian Tire locations – New Sudbury, South End, Hanmer and Chelmsford – to drop off cleaned and bagged coats, scarves, mitts and hats from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 15th and Saturday, October 22nd.
Two additional collection days will take place in Rainbow Schools – on Friday, October 14th at Algonquin Road Public School and Friday, October 21st at Carl A. Nesbitt Public School. KISS 105.3 will be live at both schools to promote the drive.
Clothing will be redistributed by Our Children, Our Future and other agencies within the Greater Sudbury and Espanola areas.
Since the program’s inception, close to 100,000 clothing items have been provided to children and families. Rainbow Schools have contributed thousands of items to this incredible total over the past eight years.
Rainbow secondary students are volunteering to assist with the clothing drive. In the process, they are earning community service hours, which is a graduation requirement, gaining hands-on leadership skills, and most importantly, helping children and families in need of support.
“Every year, I am amazed at the generosity of students, staff and members of the broader community,” says R.H. Murray Public School Principal Chris Bourré who coordinates the Winter Clothing Drive on behalf of Rainbow Schools. “We are grateful to all donors for their continued support.”
He adds: “One of the values that we model and teach in Rainbow Schools is community. The Winter Clothing Drive is a shining example of what a caring community is all about. We are proud to join with Cooper Equipment Rentals, local partners and all donors to make winter a little warmer.”
Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217.